Multiplying Muybridge, Audio-Visual Performance, 12-15 min, 1920 x 1080 HD, 2015

Multiplying Muybridge was first performed at Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York for the opening of Performing Media: Works by Signal Culture Artists in Residence an exhibition curated by Signal Culture, Friday, September 19th, 2014 through January 11th, 2015.

Multiplying Muybridge is a hybrid analog/digital performance that utilizes an analog synthesizer to create real-time pattern generation in processing. Processing sends those frames then to Max/MSP for live chroma-keying. Direct changes to the audio change how you see the layers of video. Audio is controlled via interacting with the synthesizers LFO’s, depth sensors connected to control voltage to synth, and variables from drift speed from processing controls pitch on two VCOs.

This is a behind the scenes experiment (WIP) with multi-channel sound producing various shapes, colors, and augmenting size. These color's would then be used to create a multi-layer key for 7 layers of video. This demonstrations used a digital synth to get an idea for the  possibilities and was later replaced by an analog synth, which produces more complex patterns.

Eric Souther “Multiplying Muybridge” Live Video & Audio Performance: Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, 2016

 

This performance is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes & New York State Council on the Arts.