Projector, custom software, spectrometer, mics, amp, instruments, 2012
What would it be like to improvise with an unpredictable music program?
Inspired by the Indian conversational musical structured known as the Alaap, Jor, Jaala, Taal, Tintaal, Rag and Raga, this interactive video installation with live instrumentation is a conversation between musician and software. The sounds the musician produces are interpreted by the software as color, shape and movement. The result of these visuals informs how the program will respond musically w MIDI tones. Based on a changing set of variables, the program's response can often prove sonically and visually unpredictable, keeping the musician on his toes. However, a spectrometer aids the program in keeping its responses within the same key and tempo provided by the musician.