The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Oscillation - 3D animation, saxophone, real-time sound processing, motion capture data


Oscillation - Addressing issues for designing a new work for saxophonist and digital media - Collaboration -
3D animation, saxophone, real-time sound processing, motion capture data

Collaboration between Franziska Schroeder, Pedro Rebelo, Peter Nelson

"We address issues raised in designing a new work for saxophonist and digital media involving 3D motion capture technology. A saxophonist's kinaesthetics are recorded with a 3D motion capture system, and used as control data in the real-time processing of sound and 3D visuals.

We address current gesture research and propose an extension to current gesture taxonomies. Linguistics have been taken as a basis for analysis of communication in musical processes, and serve as a fundamental reference in our discussion. The writings of Julia Kristeva, in particular her concept of dialectic oscillation between the semiotic and symbolic modalities, inform our approach to designing a system which articulate gestural intention with technological imprint. "

Website