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Last year I collaborated with Snibbe Interactive and Björk on concert visuals for her Biophilia tour. Cymatic patterns were choreographed and synced to the basslines of songs. The video was designed to be projected on the floor so as to give the appearance that Björk stands on a large cymatic device. In some cases, the projections occurred on backdrop screens. You can read more about the project here.
For the best listening experience, please wear headphones: the low basslines that the patterns are synced to don’t read well on most laptop speakers.
Produced by: Snibbe Interactive
Director of Photography and Editing: Noah Cunningham
Assistant Director of Photography: Elia Vargas
Project Manager: Sharon Hibbert
Production Assistant: Sharon Pieczenik
As the collection fills out, it will turn into an archive, searchable by terms from both ethnomusicology and cognitive science.
In addition to the collection, I will be writing and recording a series of original music compositions for voice and home-made instruments based on the best practices of songs and demonstrations presented here. A unified collection of acoustic ‘covers’ of lab demonstrations for educational purposes will also result. Instruments being built for this include a glass bell ‘gamelan’, and a midi-controlled pipe organ.
Harry Partch's Cloud Chamber Music.