Transformation (2009-2011) (completed)

Transformation is an improvisation piece for electric violin and live electronics. It is based on the idea of letting the performer control a large collection of sound fragments while moving around on stage. 

Interaction

The technical setup for the piece is based on a video-based motion tracking system developed in Jamoma, coupled to the playback of sounds using concatenative synthesis in CataRT

Performances

The piece has been performed, in different versions, at the following locations: 

  • Norwegian Opera & Ballet on 26 November 2009
  • National library of Norway on 4 February 2010
  • Norwegian Academy of Music on 3 September 2010
  • Norwegian Academy of Music on 28 March 2011

Below is a recording from the last performance: 

 

Publications

  • Jensenius, A. R. and Johnson, V. (2012, forthcoming). Performing the electric violin in a sonic space. Computer Music Journal, 36(4).
  • Johnson, V. (2011). Elektrisk fiolin i det digitale rom. Reflection for the national programme for research fellowships in the arts, norway, Norwegian Academy of Music.
  • Jensenius, A. R. and Johnson, V. (2010). A video based analysis system for realtime control of concatenative sound synthesis and spatialisation. In Yildirim, S. and Kofod-Petersen, A., editors, Proceedings of Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Symposium, pages 85–88, Trondheim. Tapir Akademisk Forlag.
Tags: music, performance, video analysis, jamoma, catart
Published Sep. 5, 2012 8:22 AM - Last modified Jan. 23, 2019 10:26 AM