Cannibal Mechanical Caracara
for two controllers, live electronics & interactive graphics
performance by myself and the Dartmouth Contemporary Music Lab, 2011
A four-voice interactive audiovisual filtering composition, in which each performer's synthesized output filters the graphics and sound of their neighboring voice. Each voice is a synthesized output controlled only by pitch and amplitude, spectrally analyzed to produced an on/off graph for all FFT bins. Phased offsets of this graph are used to filter the spectral output of the next voice, resulting in a variety of filter sweeps, rhythmic patterns and hints of pitch amid washes of noise. The resulting output of the four filtered combinations is mapped in Jitter and projected onto the performers, and the output audio can be played through either a surround or stereo sound system.