The Collidoscope is a prototype for a granular synthesizer/sampler. It features a large display of recorded samples, and interactive controls that show which part of the recorded sample is being played back.
The controls are closely aligned visually so as to be quite clear.
Trackers were pioneer software based sequencers very early in the home computer revolution.
Godfried Toussaint writes this neat paper on transcribing and generating African music rhythms via Euclidean geometry. Euclidean geometry is taking a set of simple, known elements and producing new elements from these. Applied to music he devises algorithms to generate permutated rhythms.
Euclid was a great Greek Mathematician from Alexandria.
School of Computer Science, McGill University Montreal, ´ Quebec, ´ Canada
Golan Levin – featuring experimental vocalist Jaap Blonk
Synchresis is a cinematic term used to describe the phenomenon of audiences attributing a causal relationship between something seen on screen with something heard at the same moment.
Felix Faire presents Contact, a tangible music controller and process-visualiser. All the sounds are first generated by the physical sounds of striking the table and are then processed digitally via gesture-controls.
An installation by Fred Penelle (printmaker) and Yannick Jacquet (media artist)
“The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied film script. Every effort is made to lead astray, to turn around, to forge ahead. Time is shredded, decomposed, lost and yet everything references it.
Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg’s and Big Data’s. By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries”
Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer’s interactive pond-life, called A-volve (1994-97)