Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
This is another sketch from around 1999-2000 recently remade. Listening to the music of Eleh has re-ignited an interest in pure electronic sound. As with 'Circles' I was interested in working with the simplest of images and tones. The initial horizontal panning lines are reworked and positioned to move in reverse, from top to bottom then diagonally until unintentional patterns are formed. The soundtrack is taken from a fading test tone which pitch is increased by two semi tones every new line. It was a suprise that even though line and tone are linked, at points during the film they seem to bear no relationship to one another at all.Jonathan Gillie
Friday, July 27, 2012
Audible Color is an audio-visual instrument. Sound is generated based on color detected by a camera. Red, green and blue correspond with certain music notes. When the colors are mixed, the resulting secondary colors produce different notes. The size of the colors influences the volume and frequency of the notes played. Color detection and sound generation were created and are controlled using Processing code.Hideaki Matsui & Momo Miyazaki
Found at: Designboom
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sounds of the Americans is an experiment in sound and photography using the contents of Robert Frank's photo book The Americans" as a foundation for exploration. The audio tracks are the result of converting the photographs to sound via computer software outlined below. Similarly, the images have been created by loading the sounds into a spectrograph application which allows one to recreate the original photographs in a highly altered form.The sounds.
Information about the process and the software.
Found at: Notation Notes
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This is an unused sketch from a couple of years ago that I came across recently. I think the intention was to rework simple forms into complex structures with embedded sound. Although for some reason I didn't take this particular sketch any further I still enjoy watching it.Jonathan Gillie
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
This video was shot with an iPod Touch using 8mm app. It's part of a series called 'This is not cinema' that recreates experimental cinema aesthetics using lo-fi digital video tools. Images are just a light bulb going on and off. The sound was generated from the frames, converting them first to .raw and then to .aiff. It's not 'optical sound', obviously, but it's a digital technique based on the same idea (you see what you hear), and the resulting sounds are similar to those from optical sound experimental films._blank
'Engram' is a neuropsychology term, a hypothetical means by which memory traces are stored as biophysical or biochemical changes in the brain in response to external stimuli.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A drop of mercury being vibrated from ~120Hz down to ~10hz filmed at regular speed. The high density and surface tension cause it to resonate at different frequencies in different ways. The higher the frequency the more nodes it will form on its edge.nik282000
Found at: Noise made me do it
Monday, July 16, 2012
Bridges-Go-Round (1958) is a short experimental film by Shirley Clarke. There're two versions of the film, the only difference is the score. In this video you can watch both, but I'm only interested in the second one, with music by Louis & Bebe Barron (it starts at 3:53). The first version has a jazzy score by Teo Macero, so it's much more classical and uninspiring.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
An attempt to constitute a human / machine dialogue. It shows the filmmaker’s blood as seen / heard with the eyes / ears of the machine which is a film projector with optical sound. He affixed his blood onto clear film leader by cutting into the flesh and then pressing the film leader onto the wound. Additionally he had blood taken with a syringe and afterwards dripped it on the film leader. fresh and clotted blood was used.Thorsten Fleisch
Friday, July 13, 2012
I show here some documentation of my optical sound project. Form and light generate sound. An invention of the early '20 used for film and the first synthesizers. A beautiful and magical concept but always covered in a big machine. I'm undusting and celebrating optical sound by making instruments, installations and doing performances where the visual part of generating sound is at least as important.Mariska de Groot
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Capturing Images for Visual & Sound Rhythm - during a workshop by Tomonari Nishikawa @ Worm Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam. Just some sketches of optical sound on 16mm I made. Film is shot with a 35mm photocamera By doing so also the optical soundtrack part of the 16mm film stock will be exposed. A film projector transforms the visual information on the optical soundtrack into sound while projecting the film.Mariska de Groot