Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sound Drawings Images & Videos | Perry Hall

Perry Hall creates images and videos of sound waves moving through paint. The video is an excerpt of Tidal Empire (Animist), a pìece made with oil and acrylic paints with ferrofluid, filmed live. Shot using a RED Epic digital cinema camera at 5k resolution / 90 frames per second.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

cyclo. id Visualizing Sound interview

Gestalten has published an interview with Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai (cyclo) about their book cyclo. id. They talk about lissajous meters, drawing audio, visualizing sound, waveforms, etc.
The lissajous meter became involved in the original concept in the mastering process. We had the mastering session of the album with Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering Studio, Berlin and when we saw the incredible figures on his meter during mastering we both were absolutely fascinated and realized that this was a great way of visualizing our performances. From that point on, visualization became an essential part in the process. And finally it even became the main topic we were interested in. Carsten Nicolai
Complete interview

Monday, 27 February 2012

FUCK OFF!!! | Chris Kogos

I made this funny MIDI and imported it into Synthesia. I named this song FUCK OFF!!!
Chris Kogos

Found at: Kulturtechno

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Océanes | Jean Piché

Océanes is part of a continuing series of videomusic works exploring the aesthetic potential of particle based computer generated imagery. Analogous to granular sound processing, particle synthesis allows for the creation and control of complex materials using an large number of very small components. Sound and image coordination does not explicitely use synchresis as a discursive device but aims for an elevated relation based on metaphor and emotional detachment, as if contemplating a field of images from a distant perspective.
Jean Piché

Found at: Visual Music

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012


I’ve always been obsessed with the relationships between sound and image, and databending is one of the easiest methods to transform a sound track into a still image. I like this approach because it’s an automatic transformation, not a prepared visualization. You don’t decide the outcome, it’s just the result of a mechanical process that you can’t control. Sometimes the resulting images are not very interesting, but sometimes are really mesmerizing.

I’ve been doing this kind of experiments for years and lately I though that maybe it would be interesting to show them in some kind of form, so I created Transsubstantiatio.

Spectral Anaylsis Loops : Deep in the Glowing | Tarrl Lightowler & Matthew Swiezynski

Fragments from the "Spectral Analysis Loops" 2012, a collaboration between Tarrl Lightowler (image, editing, sound) and Matthew Swiezynski (editing, sound).

Thursday, 23 February 2012

FLW Light Study 2 | Rob Seward

FLW Light Study 2 is video footage of a typographic light sculpture combined with basic color and position effects. It's set to percussion and drone sounds to induce a hypnogogic state.
Rob Seward

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

What I loved when I was a teenager...

Some of these videos are really horrible... For me the turning point into electronic music was Nine Inch Nails.

George Michael : Freedom! '90 (1990)

Faith no More : Epic (1990)

Extreme : Get the Funk Out (1991)

Soundgarden : Jesus Christ Pose (1991)

Red Hot Chili Peppers : Breaking The Girl (1992)

Alice in Chains : Would? (1992)

Nine Inch Nails : March Of The Pigs (1994)

Monday, 20 February 2012

outpt+paris-Drum and Space

Satellite Reports is from the Drum and Space EP, available for streaming and download on
Drum and Space is a five song/video cycle chronicling the voyage of a future space traveller as she looks to trade the safety of her home world for the furthest regions of the universe. She begins as a optimistic explorer heading out on her own path of discovery, but her travels do not continue unaccompanied for long and her goals become more ambitious.
Video concept and production by Mary Ann Benedetto/outpt.
Selected text excerpted from NASA log files.
Images from the Cassini Mission courtesy of JPL.
Produced by

Call for Entries: SoundVision I

Video-Gang Collective is seeking electronic art work for the pilot screening of a series of Screenings that explore the relationship between the moving image and sound. Works that engage and push the boundaries of sensory perceptions are sought. The series of screens begins with SoundVision I which be held at The Shop in Richmond, Va. Works are due by March 10th, 2012 to receive full consideration. All work will be screened to the public on the evening of Monday, April 2, 2012.

More info

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Evolving Spark Network | Edwin van der Heide

The installation Evolving Spark Network consists of a grid of electric spark bridges that traverses the whole exhibition space. Together the bridges form a plane with a height of about 3 meters above the floor. The sparks are a metaphor for the electrical impulses by which our nerves communicate information. Just like neurons that form networks in our body, the spark bridges also form an interconnected network. There is no hierarchical process that determines the patterns of the cells but they are the result from relationships between the individual cells of the network.
Edwin van der Heide

Saturday, 18 February 2012

JULIA | someone on the playground told me about this magical place |

Realtime sound reactive 4d quaternion Julia fractal raytracing in GLSL. This is a capture of Julia dancing to Gluetooth by Hudson Mohawke, no post processing whatsoever (although already tested this via Syphon in VDMX effect chains, works like a charm).

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Eighties Cyberpunk Music Videos

1983 | Einstürzende Neubauten : Performance Autobahn

1984 | Duran Duran : Wild Boys

1986 | Sigue Sigue Sputnik : Love Missile F1-11

1987 | Cabaret Voltaire : Trust In The Lord

1989 | Clock DVA : The Hacker

1989 | Nine Inch Nails : Head Like A Hole

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Some music videos that fascinated me when I was a child

When I was a child/teenager, I loved watching music videos, so I watched every television music program that I could. These were some of my favourite music videos when I was a child. It's strange to watch this now because I think that I'm still obsessed with the same things. I don't listen to this kind of music – in fact, all this videos are from my childhood, before I started buying music – but I find some strange coincides in some of them, like ambiguous men, certain experimentation and machines of different kinds.

Adam & The Ants : Prince Charming

The Cure : Why Can't I Be You?

Prince : Sign O the Times

Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11

Duran Duran : A View To A Kill

A-Ha : Take On Me

Peter Gabriel : Sledgehammer

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Pulsatile Locale (Audio Reactive) | YuanYi Fan

This is a preview of graphic rendering in project "Pulsatile Locale". [Work in Progress] [Audio Reactive Version]
YuanYi Fan

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Haswell & Hecker, Sonic Acts 2010 and Sonar 07

Haswell & Hecker, whom I really, really, love. I've watched/heard them together live only once at Sonar 2007 where we recorded this video (the second one) for ./mediateletipos)))

Layer 001 | Robert Henke / Lars Nagler

Layer 001 is a Music Clip for Robert Henke, better known as Monolake. Layer 001 is taken from his highly acclaimed Record Layering Buddha, released 2006 at ICM.

Robert Henke´s Concept:

I recorded the sound of one single buddha machine at 96 kHz, using a state of the art A/D converter. The recording contains audio information up to 48 kHz, which makes it possible to transpose the loops down and expose otherwise inaudible hidden details. The pieces on this CD have been created by granulating, filtering, pitching and layering either the original loops, or new loops which were re-assembled out of parts of the originals. Most pieces are based on one single source loop. The pieces as they live within my computer are set up as continuously permutating structures and theoretically could go on forever, just as the loops do within the buddha machines.

I made quite long renderings of these permutations and later decided which excerpt of each structure to put on this CD. Therefore, the tracks are not closed works, but views onto a perpetual machinery.
Lars Nagler

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Impaired / Dissolving | _blank

I never publish here my own videos because for me this is more an archive of things that I like or find interesting than a blog. Anyway, in case anyone is interested, I think that today I'm gonna say something about my own work.

These two examples are the only two videos that I've made synchronizing Ableton and VDMX through midi. The original image file used in both cases is a Quartz Composer basic patch. The sound is also mine and was made from scratch in Ableton. I'm not a musician so the sound is not very sophisticated...

Impaired was made four years ago, and Dissolving last year. Both were made in just one afternoon, so I'm sure anyone familiar with computers, video and sound can make something similar. VDMX demo can be downloaded for free from Vidvox, Quartz Composer is included in Xcode, and Ableton Live is very popular so no need for explanations.

Most of my videos are at Vimeo. Some of them are made in Modul8, others in VDMX, but usually I work frame by frame (not audio analysis) with Photoshop and Final Cut.