This is a concept of a
composition/improvisation with the audiovisual interactive computer
system created by the authors in the graphical programming environment
Max Msp Jitter. Instruments are played in the style of contemporary
composition/ improvisation. The computer system consists of a pitch and
dynamic detection, real time visual processes and a live multichannel
granular synthesis with advanced controlling and performing methods.
All computing devices, the audio detection, the visual and the audio
processing are linked via a wireless Lan to reciprocally influence each
The sound of live instruments serves as an interface in an audiovisual interactive concert that merges acoustic instrumental sound and real-time computing in an improvisation. In the combination of intuitive improvisation and real-time computing, we want to create a synaesthetical artwork in which all audio and visual parts are equally contributing. While visual images and processes are being generated during the concert, a multichannel granular synthesis fits together minute tonal particles that make up the instrumental sounds into a constantly changing acoustic stream made up of different pitches, duration and positions in the electro-acoustic space. The musical and visual components interact and reciprocally influence each other in order to blend into a unique, synaesthetic, improvisational work of art.
with kind support of the
Austrian Embassy in Jakarta