NOLA is an interactive piece featuring music, video projection and live dancing. Meg Seidel, our videographer, was living in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit the city. Fascinated by the structures and belongings abandoned by residents after the hurricane, she went on a mission to explore these corroded buildings and expose the lives of the people that inhabited them. Using special projection technology, our performer will journey through the ruins of New Orleans and by these means shed some light into her own past. The performer is behind a translucent scrim.
Winner of Audience Favorite’s Award at West by West Campus Film Festival.
Videography: Meg Seidel
Musical Composition: Yago de Quay
Choreography: Chris Robertson
Lighting Design: Eric Lara
Soloist: Ladonna Matchett
So you wanna make some Dubstep with Kinect huh? :) Well this simple session for Ableton Live 8.2.2 that will get you started:
1) Buy a Kinect camera
2) Download “Synapse” (Only for Mac) from www.synapsekinect.tumblr.com
3) download my Ableton Live 8 session: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/38858505/Dubstep%20with%20Kinect.zip
4) Connect Kinect USB to Mac and start Synapse
5) Open the Ableton Live session
Many thanks to Laura Ferro for the choreography and Lee for her Chinese folk and Tai Chi dance. As well as the other dancers at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana for inspiring me with their movements in front of the camera.
Live performance of “We’re Gonna Rock All Night”. I loop my voice after passing through various effects that make it sound like a synth or drum. All live looping, no sample were used. Comment and share :)
Happy to announce a download that I’m sure will please some
“UDP Ableton Device Control” reads from a UDP port and mapps OSC messages to a device inside Ableton Live. It is unique in that it can accept any kind of OSC input and quickly assign it to parameters on the device attached to it. You can also have multiple versions of the same device on various tracks. All you have to do is drag “UDP Ableton Device Control” into a track and add any effect to it’s right. Works with any kind of interface that sends OSC, and mac or windows.