New Media Artist, Toolmaker


43min 37 sec, 1280 X 720 HD

Collaboration with Mnemosyne Quartet


Analog Drift tells the story of an artificial intelligence and its journey to learn the audio-visual language of its creators. The AI decodes the music and the visual as data and attempts to process and synthesize its own creative voice. As the AI learns, it starts a dialog with performers and eventually collaborates alongside its creators.


Analog Drift is an immersive audiovisual performance that has 14 performers, surround sound, and three projections. The pitch and amplitude of the live performers are annualized in real-time and used to generate changes in the video in both accessing a video database and also generating shapes. Both Processing and Max/msp are used in tandem utilizing syphon.

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Mnemosyne Quartet is

Eli Hougland, electronics

Michael Miller, bass clarinet

Russell Thorpe, saxophones

Ted King-Smith, saxophones

Ensemble in residence

Hillary Sametz, viola

Joshua Wise, cello

Sharra Wagner, clarinet

Michael Miller, bass clarinet

Mai Todokoro, vibraphone

Derek Shapiro, conductor

Recording Engineer

Josh Wise


Plus Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes

(EIO) and Mnemosyne Quartet

EIO is Brian Padavic, Bass

Ryan Oldham, trumpet

David McIntire, clarinet

Multiplying Muybridge, 2014

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Multiplying Muybridge is a hybrid analog/digital performance that recontextualizes Eadweard Muybridge’s late nineteenth century chronophotography, to both critique and analyze the language of film through the immediacy of video. The work utilizes an analog synthesizer to create real-time pattern generation in processing. Processing sends those frames then to Max/msp for live chroma-keying. Direct changes to the audio change how you see the layers of video. Audio is controlled via interacting with the synthesizers LFO's, depth sensors connected to control voltage to synth, and variables from drift speed from processing controls pitch on two VCOs.

The video above documents Multiplying Muybridge performance @ The Everson Museum on Sept. 20th, 2014 at the opening of Performing Media: Works by Signal Culture Artists in Residence.


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