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Acoustic Images

  • AV Performance
  • Generative
  • Electroacoustic
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Acoustic Images
[Text nur in englischer Sprache verfügbar] Very often the so-called interactive compositions involve trained performers as if composers don’t trust the audience to participate. This way the ‘society of the spectacle’ (G. Debord) is reproduced time and again. The only way to break this vicious circle is to let the audience play its own role in the composition. Acoustic Images is a “concert sculpture” where a full-length 40-minute 4 parts concert can be performed solely by the audience.

Interactive audio-visual installation “Acoustic Images” is about interdependence of audience’s movements, sound and video. Every viewer becomes a co-author, a conductor and a performer, who adds her own music part to the sounding composition. A camera captures movements of the audience and transforms them into sound. Different motions produce different pitches, timbers and volumes and panoramic position of sound.

At the same time the resulting music produces video images. Thus the audience can simultaneously see and hear results of their motions.
Importantly the resulting sound is harmonized so that it does not produce cacophony but meaningful music, developing from part to part. The composer had 2 challenges: 1) to provide the bit which would make the audience want to dance; 2) to allow enough scope for the chance factor.


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Was wird benötigt

location minimum 50 qm
audio cables:
master out to main pa stereo

video projector:
1 video projector (LCD projector)
pixel: 800 x 600
data-compatibility: Apple MacBookPro I7
input: RGB (D-sub 15, VGA)

video pojector cables:
cable from my MacBook to video projector, RGB

Projection screen:
Proportions 4 : 3 ( length to high)

My equipment:
video camera
MacBookPro I7
Cable from camera to MacBookPro IEEE 1394
video out - RGB
audio out - mini-jack stereo

  • AV Performance
  • Generative
  • Electroacoustic


Alexander Senko
Alexander Senko

Russia Moscow


LPM 2012 Rome
LPM 2012 Rome
Sonntag, 03 Juni 2012

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