Today I worked on the lighting for my final major project at The University of Brighton. The Digital Music & Sound Art course has a DMX lighting installed in one of the studios. Using PureData, the technicians were able to control the colours and intensity of the light via the computer.
I plan on using generative processing with PureData to change the colours of the lighting. PuraData will also generate the music and visual (powered by TouchDesigner). All three elements will be used to create a variety of moods that fluctuate for theoretically infinity. Some good progress was made to day in setting the values, next time I work I will be randomly generative movement to the lights. Watch >here<.
Another thing I wanted to talk about is some inspiration. I was listening to Al Gromer Khan and Amelia Cuni's Collaboration Monsoon Point, whilst having a bath. Perfect music for relaxing to. The music complemented the sensation of the hot water surrounding my body. The experience is euphoric, almost like tripping, the heat makes your heartbeat faster and stronger. This becomes a pulse that you feel through your body, thus becoming rhythmical element to the music. After sometime you start to hallucinate, light flickers in a way you can't describe. Amelia's voice was especially breathe taking, its soothing and other worldly. There something about the experience of the path I would like to capture in the piece. I imagine it would fit with orange lighting and some pulsating visual and sound. I will record some vocals and generate them in the patch. I'll do this by placing audio clips in a sampler in logic, generating MIDI notes from PureData and sending them to the sampler.
Wrote by Jack Cleary