Video projector, custom programming, spectrometer, computer, mics, amp, instruments, 2012
What would it be like to play live improvizational music with an unpredictable program?
Inspired by the Indian conversational musical composition structure known as the Alaap, Jor, Jaala, Taal, Tintaal, Rag and Raga, this interactive video installation with live instrumentation is a conversation between musician and computer. The sounds the musician produces are interpreted by the computer and define the color, movement and shape of the visuals, and more importantly triggers a musical response from the computer. Based on a changing set of variables, the computer's response can often prove sonically and visually unpredictable, keeping the musician on his toes. With the aid of a spectrometer the program can determine the key, scale and meter the musician is playing in. Based on the duration of time played in this format, the computer will determine to a response to change keys, scale, or meter.