All Hail the Dawn

photocell oscillators, live electronics & interactive video
performance at Pixilerations 2011
An interactive audiovisual feedback loop forms the basis of All Hail the Dawn. The instrument, built from an old computer subwoofer, contains two simple light-sensitive oscillators. A crude spectral analysis in Max/MSP is used to filter the oscillators as well as looped buffers recorded from the instrument. A matrix of the spectral analysis, interactively altered in Jitter using audio data, is projected back onto the instrument and performer as a series of shifting patterns. This setup allows both the graphics and sound to drive each other, creating an evolving audiovisual relationship sensitive to slight changes in position, sound and processing.