hybrid | sound | device | instrument | code | performance | space

Anotropia (or: do violinists dream of Fourier transforms?)

By: Marinos Koutsomichalis
A hybrid musical performance for violinist, unattended computer and multichannel sound.
hybrid | sound | device | instrument | code | performance | space

Anotropia (or: do violinists dream of Fourier transforms?)

A hybrid musical performance for violinist, unattended computer and multichannel sound.

By: Marinos Koutsomichalis

Materials:
Violinist, score, unattended computer, 5 loudspeakers, bespoke software

Duration:
00h:05m:34s

Commissioned by:
Contemporary Music Research Center (CMRC-KSYME), Athens GR

Produced by:
Marinos Koutsomichalis

Produced at:
Solaris mobile studio, Athens and Heraklion GR

Produced in:
2011

Documented by:
Petros Fragiskas

Anotropia (*tendency of the eyes to turn upward and away from the visual axis) interrogates the materiality of the violin through live sound processing. A violinist is asked to execute a score in front of a microphone while an unattended computer manipulates the input audio in real time to drive 5 loudspeakers that are positioned asymmetrically in space. The computer runs bespoke software programmed by the artist that relies largely on spectral processing and convolution techniques to foreground and further build upon unexpected aspects in the violin’s (and the violinist’s) sound/texture.

 

tendency of the eyes to turn upward and away from the visual axis

Events
  • Performance, Knot Gallery. Athens, GR. (2011)