Nami

Sara Sithi-Amnuai Nami is Sara Sithi-Amnuai’s custom built glove interface designed for live electro-acoustic musical performance, improvisation, and a tool to extend her own multicultural background – primarily drawing from and contributing to the augmented trumpet, Nikkei, African American music, performer-composer, and gestural repertoires. In the most recent iteration, Nami utilizes a force-sensitive-resistor (FSR), flex sensors, buttons, hall effect sensors, …

NODE (2015)

Meason Wiley & Amber Lepley NODE is a reactive real-time audio/visual installation that centers around the concept of Cymatics (modal phenomena), which is the study of visible sound and vibration.  Within the space, there are four large, identical cubes, each separated by two feet.  At first, these cubes sit stagnant and appear to serve no real function.  However, once a visitor approaches a cube, …

CYCLE (2015)

Meason Wiley and Amber Lepley   Cycle is a large-scale kinetic sculpture made up of 16 – 3 ft white aluminum tubes.  Each tube is suspended in the air by 12 feet of aircraft cable connected to pulleys.  The aluminum tubes are driven by a 10′ x 24″ custom-designed and fabricated steel helix camshaft. The camshaft is attached to a variable …

SQUISHBOI

Odie DeSmith   SQUISHBOI is a continuous touch controller for interacting with complex musical systems. An elastic rubber membrane forms the playing surface of the instrument, while machine learning is used for dimensionality reduction and gesture recognition. The membrane is stretched over a hollow shell which permits considerable depth excursion, with an array of distance sensors tracking the surface displacement …

To Tip The Scales of Justice

Charles Danner What is justice? To each individual, some things seem just, some unjust. Each of us forms an opinion based on our cultural background, education, socio-economic status etc., as well as on our individual impression of the world based on our own personal experiences and the experiences of those close to us. As a society, it is of utmost …

Swarm: Movement for Bodies and Strings

Kai Luen Liang   The Swarm is an interactive installation exploring the relationship of human interaction with multiplied automatic sound objects.  8 stringed instruments are controlled by the viewers distance to the object.  The score is to perform all the instruments at once, thus creating a mechanical drone mimicking the sound of a swarm of bees.  The projected visuals are generative and created based on the interaction …

Manufacturing Landscapes

Kai Luen Liang   A short film investigating the metaphors of vision and landscapes used in Chinese surveillance hardware branding.  Uses various Generative Adversarial Networks(GAN)/ machine learning image synthesis techniques to generate material related to vision and changing landscapes from traditional Chinese landscape brush paintings.  Also looks at word associations with images by using text descriptions to generate images.   The …

Grains

Kai Luen Liang   Grains is a music interface made from a box of rice and custom electronics.  It is both a sound object and way of controlling the sound it creates.  The sound of the rice is recorded in real time and then processed by the pressure of the rice against the box.  Both the sound and the input data of the …

Inaaya at REDCAT

  October 24, 2018 REDCAT @ Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex This piece is based in Raga Bhairavi and written for the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra, the Isaura String Quartet, Lydia (Mechatronic String Contraption) and a Yamaha Disklavier. Composed by Ajay Kapur in 2018 Isaura String Quartet + KarmetiK Machine Orchestra Andrew Piepenbrink, Ben Tillotson, Jasna Gara, Kai Luen Liang, McLean …

ChucK Racks

Music programming => your DAW Download now: ChuckRacks-0.9.pkg (Mac VST/AU) Learn how to use Chuck Racks and integrate it into your work in the new online course from CalArts, The Modern Music Technologist. ChucK Racks makes it possible to write and execute ChucK programs as VST/AudioUnit plugins. The ChucK Racks architecture supports the following features: Process incoming audio in ChucK (i.e. Audio FX plugins) …