Composition: White Square, White Circle is a fixed-media screening/installation work. It is an “audiovisualisation”, where the same data and process generate both the sound and the moving image. It is a homage to the Russian Suprematist artist Kazimir Malevich whose works include Black Square (1915), Black Circle (1915), Suprematist Composition (1916) and White on White (1918).
The same process in the digital medium generates both the sound and the moving image, and movements and patterns that are seen can also be heard and vice versa. Simple abstract designs are used, based on folding into a square and stretching into a circle, much like kneading dough. These shapes are moved to and fro, and gently transformed into complex structures and then back again. Despite being generated by cold, geometric forms, the wave-like motion gives the work an organic quality, suggesting the cyclical character of nature.
Available in limited edition digital format from Sedition.
Video – Full HD 1080p, 3 mins
Still – High-resolution image (PNG), 1920x1080px
Live electronics duo, studio recording
Ryo Ikeshiro – laptop, electric guitar, feedback loops
Tom Shelton – laptop, acoustic guitar, feedback loops, vocals
Optical Research is a 2xDVD (1x PAL DVD video disc; 1x Data DVD with HD files) set of video art, showcasing work from a variety of composers on the international visual music / experimental film / computer music scene. The compilation features 90 minutes of short-films ranging from psychedelic abstract cinema to cold digital geometric mind-trips, glitch and hardcore data visualisations. The works included have been screened at film festivals and concerts all over the world and won various awards. They are presented here on DVD for the first time.
Limited to 100 copies. November 2014.
CDRIK CROLL, JENNY PICKETT, KADET KUHNE, ROMAIN PAPION, RYO IKESHIRO, SHOÏ EXTRASYSTOLE, WILLIAM NURDIN, EMMANUELLE GIBELLO,EVA URSPRUNG, PHILIPPE CAVALERI, JULIEN OTTAVI, SHELLY KNOTTS, JOACHIM MONTESSUIS, ERIN SEXTON, BRICE JEANNIN, ELPUEBLODELCHINA, SEAMUS O’DONNELL
GIASO is an international online orchestra whose compositions are created in the net only. Its goal is to create an experimental space for networked performance.
The internet becomes an instrument for collective sound production. The collective creates a new orchestral compositional form, where composers become virtual entities that emerge from a global community of nodes. During the performance the transferred streams are re-composed and spacialized in the concert venue.