PICK OF THE WEEK #30
by Arístides García (Berlin, Germany)
This video only shows a short part of a longer incoming installation, which explores the relationship between 2 harmonic waves in different graphical/musical ways. 98 pair of points trigger notes depending on the collision position in the Y axis. Panning depends on the X position. For this piece the phase and velocity of booth waves are synchronised to collide in a harmonic chord. In the installation it would be possible to see/hear more complex relationships with longer running time.The chaotic converges in harmonic, the complexity converges in simplicity. Programmed in VVVV, a graphical programming environment that is free for non-commercial use.
Harmophon is a well developed audio visual piece for an installation. It is generated upon a sophisticated algorithm for drawing by sound. The motion, color, and forms are incredibly matched to each other even it is a generative piece. The work is one of the most pleasant see/hear experiments among the art works from similar technologies. The artist Arístides García has a trail of work series that has been improving the minimal visual reaction to sound. He’s definitely a worth watching artist in the area!