Audiovisual improvisation workshop
Last night (Nov. 14, 2013) the Noiseborder Ensemble put on a workshop for University of Windsor music students that focused on improvising music within an interactive live video environment. Martin Schiller demonstrated his pitch-a-sketch patch, where the frequency and amplitude of a melody are mapped to the direction and thickness of a line drawn on a screen; I presented a patch entitled eyeball that integrates a webcam on a long extension cable, a MIDI pedal board, a couple of jitter patches for video processing, and mapping audio amplitude and pedal controls to brightness, contrast and saturation of the processed camera feed; Nic de Cosson presented a new patch he is developing for a large set of drums mapped to aspects of the jit.gl.sketch object, and Anthony Giglio walked through some of the jitter objects available in Max for Live. All participants had a chance to improvise for a bit. Thanks to all who attended and especially to Martin, Nic and Anthony for pitching in.