1. This is what might be called an echo tree. Listening slowly. You can gently touch, whisper, or make sounds around it and it will respond in its own time.

        {origin: program notes, keywords: [echo, tree, listening]}

  1. Project proposal

    Initial thoughts:

    • Playing with feedback timbre and spatialisation as if living 'ambient fluid' (after Tim Morton)
    • Microphone and camera as sensors
    • In addition to feedback, also timestretching and sampling of input audio in realtime
    • Audience interact with / control the sounds and spatialisation via camera and/or audio tracking
    • Audio data from tracking of pitch, amplitude, spectral centroid, and derivatives / rates of changes of these values, all using Max
    • Perhaps use an additional small web cam to run either jit.cv patches for basic motion detection [https://jmpelletier.com/cvjit/] or the posenet system hosted on Max8 and Electron for gesture tracking [https://cycling74.com/forums/skeleton-tracking-with-posenet-and-node-for-max] [https://github.com/Cycling74/n4m-examples]

    I'm interested in the audiences' ability to create and manipulate the space and time of sounds within the installation. Inspired by the term 'ambient fluid' mentioned in Tim Morton's writings. A combination of feedback sounds and warped samples of the audience created and controlled in realtime could suggest this invisible ether like sonic substance. 

    I would also like to give some control to the computer so that for the audience there is a suggestion that there is another (machine/spatial) agency at play in the installation in addition to their own, and so somehow I'd like the work to create an interaction between an quasi-autonomous space/sound being and the audience.

    I would like to work with Max and on my own laptop if possible.

    In general I'm happy to explore different approaches and possibilities that might compliment other participants' work, and are practical with the available technology.

    I'm interested to see how these ideas could combine with other participants' work. Perhaps rather than many individual installations there could be some way to connect them, or even work in groups? I'm looking forward to getting started!

    {origin: project proposal, keywords: [space, time, timbre, feedback, stretch, ambient, fluid]}

Nicholas Moroz

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date: Feb-2019
event: impuls academy
place: muwa

keywords: [exhibition, sound art]
author: Nicholas Moroz