s0: an audiovisual performance
The author is developing detailed sonic models whose possibilities are explored in an audiovisual live setup. Drawn from literatures of nonlinear dynamical systems, the work seeks to address idiomatic approaches to digital media. Besides the sonic reproduction, the generated digital signals are transcoded into binary patterns and are visualized using a custom-made program. The project fetishizes the digital media. It opens up a possibility of a digital aesthetics by using custom-built sonic and visual models which unveil the underlying binary dynamics in electronic media.
Delicate yet rough sonic textures and dense pulsations generated by models of turbulence characterizes the performance, and the flashing binary visual patterns test both the perception of the audience and the capabilities of the optic apparatus by pushing the speed and resolution to its limit.
Practically, the live performance system consists of two computers both running programable free/libre and open source enviroments; one running SuperCollider for sound; the other Processing for visuals. It requiers a 2.1 ch sound system with a high-definition projector.
Bio of the Presenter
Yota Morimoto (*1981) is a Japanese composer born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, currently undertaking a doctorate research at the University of Birmingham, UK. His works explore unconventional approaches to generating and transmitting sound, implementing models of noise, turbulence and abstract machines. His works have been presented in festivals and conferences such as TodaysArtFestival [den haag], NWEAMO [mexico], Transmediale [berlin], ISEA [ruhr], makeart festival [poitier], EMUfest [rome], ICMC [belfast], and SMC [porto, balcerona].