Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision [beeldengeluid.nl] in Hilversum.
An increasing amount of sounds and images from European archives, museums and libraries are available for creative re-use. For the Europeana Creative Challenge, we’re looking for innovative projects that use archival material available via Europeana (europeana.eu) in a creative way. Send in your own idea to create, for example, a mash-up, an app or a game at ecreativechallenges2014.istart…. The winner will be aided by specialized professionals in realizing their project.
RGB.VGA.VOLT is an audio/video synthesizer that enables realtime exploration of the rich materiality concealed beneath the consumer interfaces of cathode ray tube computer monitors. By hacking and improperly rewiring the cables of these obsolete devices to short their video signals, their black-boxed analog infrastructure is liberated and driven by digitally synthesized high-frequency complex waveforms, audio playback, and feedback loops that fully exploit their latent visual spectrum. Inspired by early video tools such as the Sandin Image Processor and the Paik-Abe Synthesizer as well as contemporary programming and error-based approaches to sound and moving image, RGB.VGA.VOLT revives an analog aesthetic that has acquired a renewed power and potency in the present era of digital immateriality.
The instrument, demonstrated on four VGA computer monitors in this video, combines custom built software, hardware modification, and DIY instrumentation.
A year in the making, the full six minute stopmotion short features the voice of Josie Long, one zillion hand carved tiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two eye fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of tiny dolphins, smooching.
Produced by - BLINK INDUSTRIES / HORNET FILMS
Filmed at - CLAPHAM ROAD STUDIOS
Executive Producers - PETER MEDLOCK / MICHAEL FEDER / BART YATES / MIKEY PLEASE
Produced by - JAN STEBBINS/ JAMES STEVENSON BRETTON / MIKEY PLEASE
Animated & Photographed by - MIKEY PLEASE / DAN OJARI
With animation from - TIM ALLEN / STEVEN WARNE
Music Composed by - BEN PLEASE / JOOLS SCOTT / BETHANY PORTER
Sound Design - ADAM JANOTA BZOWSKI
Voices - JOSIE LONG / JAMES STEVENSON BRETTON / THEODORA VAN DER BEEK / JOSEPHINE GALLAGHER
JEN NEWMAN / NADIA OH / KATY BEVERAGE / DAN OJARI
MIKEY PLEASE / CARMEN MASON / ANNA GINSBERG / LAURA BATEMAN / KIM SWALLOW
MIKEY PLEASE / LIZZY DALTON / JEN NEWMAN
NADIA OH / MIKEY PLEASE / JEN NEWMAN / DAN OJARI
ANDREW DOUGLAS FORBES / CATHERINE HURLEY
EMMA HOOPER / BENEDICT PLEASE
BETHANY PORTER / JOOLS SCOTT
IAN VORLEY / JAMES WATTS
AMADOU DIAGNE / MARIA DANISHVAR BROWN
BEN PLEASE / JACK SEDGWICK
SIMON HARRIS @ OFFSET AUDIO
YUSSEF COLE / ELISA CIOCCA / JON GALLAGHER
MARTY GEREN / RACHEl KWAK / MICHAEL LUZZI
JOEY McCORMICK / MIKEY PLEASE / LEANDRO SANTINI / TED WIGGIN
Developed at the JAPIC RESIDENCY with the JAPANESE MINISTRY FOR CULTRAL AFFAIRS
CAROLINE WATERLOW / DAN CHESTER / DAVE PROSSER / KEV HARWOOD /
GREG HALAMA / SANG JIN BAE / JACK ROBINSON / DITOGEAR