All Hail the Dawn

photocell oscillators, live electronics & interactive video
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2011
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.