TIME SHIFT

 

 

With this stylish little program you will control the time shift on a Drum ‘n’ Bass Track. In addition to this, you could make the MP3 play backwards. The visuals will put you in an altered state of consciousness without the use of drugs. This work is part of the Acromatic Simplicity series, a sequence of simplistic interactive works and videos.

 
TIME SHIFT
 

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BEATBOX GUY

 

 

Just playing around with photography, soundrecording and a little ActionScript. This tiny tool was created in collaboration with a friend of mine who’s an expert on beatboxing. Press K, S and H for boxing the beat!

 
BEATBOX GUY
 

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COLLECTIVE SUICIDE | INTERACTIVE MUSIC VIDEO

 

 

In this intactmuvi (INTerACTive MUsic VIdeo) the rap musician “V-Stick” embodies a person haunted by visions of doomsday. Being labelled as a maniac by society, he tries to warn people of the imminent apocalypse. Following him on his mission, you will see pictures of death and destruction through his eyes.

 
Collective Suicide
 

The intactmuvi is build by a combination of photo an video. By shifting photolayers in a parallactic system, the illusion of a three-dimensional space is created. Thereby, the user gets the impression of rotating in the location while he controls the shifting direction and speed with the movement of his mouse. Furthermore, he can navigate through several stations and meets the lyricist who performs the song.
In contrast to a linear music video, the user decides what he sees and when he sees it. He becomes, so to speak, the director of the music video by setting the cuts. This has the advantage of substaining the attention of the user and persuading him to consume the song probably a while longer than he would do on a classical music video. Additionally, the user feels closer connected with the musician he likes, while he controls his moves and is able to switch into the musicians perspective. An extra stimulus is given by the chance to get a free download if every hidden secret in the intactmuvi was found.
Possibilities for the publication of such an intactmuvi are, for example, the musician’s homepage, the header of a Myspace fanpage or an audio CD as a bonus.

 

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PETER PAL | REMOTE CONTROLLED ROCKBAND

 

 

In the year of 2008, a real human rockband, called Peter Pal, was converted into a virtual remote-controlled rockband. All of the four band members are now sticking in a screen and have to play what the operator tells them. It is a little bit like the reality of music business. Hundreds of new variations of one schema are played, trying to produce a money-spinner quickly. In this installation it is the user’s task to give back freedom to Rock n’ Roll by breaking the monotony of repetition.
By combining Ableton Live and vvvv – a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development – via midi signals, an almost 40 track audio- / videosequencer is build. Every track contains an audio and a synchronized video loop. By squeezing the remote-control buttons, the user is in the position to decide which four loops (drums, bass, electric guitar and vocals) should be played simultaneously. The fact that the four instumental tracks are not synchronized urges the user to put in the chosen instrument in time and further gives him the freedom to improvise by hitting the buttons randomly.

 
Peter Pal
 

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BEATWORLD | DRUM MACHINE

 

 

The Beatworld looks like a strange planet. A place where you can educe sounds from everything. Inspired by the operability of a beatmachine, this interactive animation clip is controlled by hitting buttons, assigned to the sounds of a drum set. To make it approachable for everyone, a groove is given by a pendulum and a selectable melody loop. The physical linkage makes the controls more intuitive and the design of the shell lets the whole machine appear less engineered.

 
Beatworld
 

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ART OF COOKING | INTERACTIVE STOP-MOTION

 

 

Just like the furniture clip, the seccond interactive stopmotion artwork is about viewing habits and expectations towards the functionality of everyday objects.
The user is encouraged to misuse kitchen utensils for sound production. By selecting loop variations he defines the current audio-mix and the corresponding animations. The kitchen becomes a music sequencer programme.
In comparison with the furniture clip, not only the playing order of the stop-motion sequences is controlled by the user, but also the dimension of the sound becomes interactive. Thereby, in its basic principles, this artwork is close to my idea of how an interactive music video should be: controlling the visualisation of the song and reinterpreting the music.

 
Art of Cooking
 

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BATTLE OF FURNITURES | INTERACTIVE STOP-MOTION

 

 

Have you aver seen any furnitures participating in a b-boy battle? Standing around the dance floor, appreciatively nodding their heads while watching the rival’s moves?
This imagination becomes reality by using the animation technique of stop-motion. A series of photographs is played as a continuous sequence and thus the illusion of movement is created.
The very new thing in these premises is to make the stop-motion interactive. The beholder becomes the user and it is now on him to decide which part of the sequence he wants to see first. The stop-motion clip becomes linearly independent and its playing time endless.
In this work a human attribute, the musical comprehension, is projected into the furnitures by synchronizing the sequences to music. The observers viewing habits are put to the test by combining a relied image section with a quirky way of behaving of conventional objects.

 
Battle of Furnitures
 

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