A L L U V I U M S E R I E S [ k i n e t i c p h o t o g r a p h s ]
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These pieces are designed and composed to be experienced simultaneously in a gallery environment - an installation comprised of three ceiling-mounted projectors throwing these kinetic photographs onto pools of water on the floor. The water is transduced by speakers so the patterns of undulated water's surface come from the sounds that come from the photographs of undulated water's surface to begin with. [This is an example of self similarity in a tangible form.]
The moving water generates modulations of the projected light that bounces back onto the walls of the gallery. The sound and the light combine to create an enveloping visual and aural environment [that is itself a synaesthetic experience]. The audience is compelled to use compound perception (seeing, hearing, touching) that will hopefully make them aware of Lateral Imaging [a product of non-linear thinking produced by simultaneity].
The ultimate conclusion is the idea that everything is one. The universe is monistic with internal plurality. We are integrated into this fabric, not separate or external. Our world creates us so that we can create our world. There is no reality beyond this interaction. All is one.
Adonai echad, L'olam va'ed. יְהוָה אֶחָֽד, לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד
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You can open each kinetic photo in a separate window on a computer to get a general idea of how this installation would look and sound when overlaid. You can also play with the relative start times to see how different overlays will sound. It is recommended that you use good speakers. There is a lot of low-frequency sound.
These are not videos. These are Kinetic Photographs each made from a series of stills.
The display order within the sequences are constantly being recalculated in real time. The display is run by a separate computer for each image.]
[algorithmic programming relates to improvisation]
ORGANIC SOUND STRUCTURES
This is not music. These are Sound Structures generated from the original photographs.
The sound structures from each frame are similar (in harmonic form, dynamics and shape).This self-similarity makes it possible to play the sound pieces in any order. The continuity remains (consistent). The sequence is constantly being shuffled, generating an almost endless number of variations.