“What pattern connects the crab to the lobster
and the orchid to the primrose,
and all the four of them to me?
And me to you?
And all the six of us to the amoeba in one direction
and to the schizophrenic in another?” -Bateson
Another very interesting collaboration with Michael Bachhofer. We worked on an interactive audio/visual installation for his presentation in Artos Foundation during the 2nd Contemporary Music Festival.
The installation run simultaneously on two systems, one responsible for the visuals and the other for the sound. Those two systems would directly influence each other creating constant audio/visual feedback.
The visuals consisted of a particle system and blot tracking with utilizing Kinect. The particles would swirl around like butterflies until somebody steps in, then those would concentrate on the silhouette of the person, and react to other sound generating particles. All those layered would reveal parts of Michael’s gigapixel micro-photography images of a butterfly wing.
photo by bad-pixel
Ast (meaning branch), is an expressive multi-sensor musical instrument Marco Brosolo conceptualized and created for his performances. It is a collaboration going for quite a few years now between Marco, Massimo Scamarcio, Sebastian and recently myself.
The latest developments we worked on was adding a second pair of pressure and position sensors, buttons, knobs, a gyroscope, reprogramming the upgraded Teensy brain and suiting everything inside the new aluminium mono-pod body. He later performed on it at the Moving Silence festival in Nicosia.
Here are some pictures of the work in progress.
Finally after almost four months of hard work and sleepless nights I am proud to say that Digital Warrior MK2 is finally ready, and not one, but a whole army of them!
With a lot of upgraded features like custom factory produced PCB, RGB button pads, tri-color endless encoders, 36-step sequencer and an aluminium enclosure.
This project now has its own website where you could even place an order for an assembled digi warrior, DIY kit or just the PCB http://digitalwarrior.co/