18 June 2010

The Mother Mind is free

The Mother Mind was released to the curious hearts and minds visiting Goldsmiths.
As mentioned in the previous post, balance shifted from a lot of live video processing,
to less. Instead the voice of Helene took over the performance, and technology just
aided here and there, trying to disguise itself as magic.

Here is a fragment from the performance:

For documentation purposes, here are is a video of a previous Max patcher:

Colour Sound from George Profenza on Vimeo.

Using jitter, I analyze the average colour in the video. The amount of red is mapped to the volume of the wind track and the amount of blue is mapped to the volume of the chimes track (both sounds from freesound.org).

The tracks were randomly chosen, but the Wind track seems to go with the waves somehow.

Here are some screenshot :

10 June 2010

Mother Mind

About a month ago I had the pleasure to meet Helene Nymann on the steps of Goldsmiths University Library. Long story short, I did a bit of research into sound, film, film sound and soundtracks, but didn't have the chance to work with great material, and Helene had great video material and no sound.

We tried a few simple techniques using Max/MSP/Jitter to analyze the video and alter pre-recorded sound. Helene also wanted to bring something new into this and tries to blend film, performance and gallery space into one. If you're interested in experimental video, live performance, and a bit of live signal processing, you're more than welcome to view Helene's project: Mothermind.

The performance will take place on the 17th of June, from 6PM to 9PM in Goldsmiths Richard Hoggart building(entrance 26 on the map bellow), in room 328.

Details to follow...