I would like to invite you to an Augmented Reality (AR) route through the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. This route is an invitation to the limits of AR technology itself. Sounds from my upcoming album – to be released early in 2015 – are augmented throughout the park in alignment with animated stills based on the work of visual artist Emmanuel Flores Elias.
This work – glitchy, obscure and in every way wrong – is created by misusing AR technology aiming rather to an aesthetically appealing output than following contemporary AR techniques by the book. Sound is optimised for mobile devices in a noisy environment – no headphones needed. It was my intention to let the work interact with the sounds of the central park of the city and the city herself. Visually the work consists partly of a network of oddly shaped canvases imposing – audiovisual – objects to their environment while at a later moment objects like shadows ghostly are passing the screen of your device. Objects will reveal themselves only if you actively search for them.
This route is part of ArtParc at Appril Festival 2014 – a festival about apps and mobile internet in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To discover my work on location you will need a mobile device (iPhone/iPad or any device running Android) with Junaio Augmented Reality Browser installed. You can download Junaio for free through the App Store and Google Play. After installing search for channel “microseq”.
If you are a curator of a gallery, museum or a festival and you would like to host this work in the future please send an e-mail at email@example.com with the request “augment auviovisual objects at my current location” in the title for more information.
“Tune In” and “Green” are travelling with .pelma. to Venice Biennale, Athens Festival, European Dance Festival and Tanec Praha. Listen to the compositions on Soundcloud . Music & Sound Design by Pandelis Diamantides | Microseq
May 24 & 25
Point Art Centre for Contemporary Art in Nicosia, ‘Tune In’
May 29 – June 2
55th Venice Biennale Art Exhibition, ‘Tune in’ www.oo-oo.bo
Thu Apr 18, 2013
Echokamer is a series of events during which composers, musicians and other sound-makers experiment with sound at, and with the sound of, Mediamatic Fabriek. The giant industrial hall echoes and erodes, and furthermore produces quite a bit of sound itself. The perfect place for noisy experiments.
”Bleeps, microsounds et infrabasses. Un avant goût du paradis en langage binaire.”
(“Bleeps, microsound and infrabass. A taste of paradise in binary language.”) http://www.transmissionary.net about “Green” by Microseq
Microseq live at The Vortex, London, UK – Bigo & Twigetti label night –
“…digital sounds from the extremes of the sonic spectrum with field recordings, looping and live instrumental performance. Expect confrontational digital sounds, melodic conceptual compositions, ambient electronics and animated oil paintings…”
…an immersive post-digital sonic world enhanced by the physicality of real-time manipulation of sound-synthesis parameters. Sound is manipulated and deconstructed through a complex network of algorithms and various digital signal processing units. Microseq’s novel (sonic) world pursues musical discourse in terms of developmental sound design, where different styles and forms are being introduced, decomposed and warped…