The Sound of Saturn

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

The Cassini spacecraft has been detecting intense radio emissions from the planet Saturn. They come from the planet’s aurorae, where magnetic field lines thread the polar regions. These signals have been shifted into the range of human hearing and compressed in time. For more information about how NASA produced this track, go to…

WINTERGATAN MARBLE MUSIC MACHINE

March 2, 2016 / 0 comments

So after 14 months of building, the Marble Machine is finished. A special day for us. Swedish Filmmaker Hannes Knutsson from Lefvande Bilder has filmed and edited the music video that will Premiere Monday, February 29:th. Hannes has gone down as deep with the Machine as i have and i cannot enough express my gratitude…

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THE ENCOUNTER

March 2, 2016 / 0 comments

Is Simon McBurney’s The Encounter the future of theatre? Some of us here are friends”, a voice whispers into your ear, so close you think you can feel the hairs inside curl. The voice is enveloping, other-worldly, cryptic – and not a little malign? Simon McBurney’s latest one-man play, a head trip into the depths of…

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FILM ANALYSIS: ONLINE VIDEO ESSAY LINKS AND SITES

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Video Essay Channels on YouTube: Every Frame a Painting Every Frame a Painting is dedicated to the analysis of film form and is the most popular video essayist on the Internet. Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement Nerdwriter1 This channel isn’t just movies, but his “Understanding Art” videos on movies are absolutely brilliant. If I need…

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FaceDirector: Continuous Control of Facial Performance

February 20, 2016 / 0 comments

We present a method to continuously blend between multiple facial performances of an actor, which can contain different facial expressions or emotional states. As an example, given sad and angry video takes of a scene, our method empowers a movie director to specify arbitrary weighted combinations and smooth transitions between the two takes in post-production….

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UNA CORDA

February 13, 2016 / 0 comments

UNA CORDA faithfully captures the special sound signature of a custom-made contemporary piano with one string per key – originally created by David Klavins in close collaboration with composer Nils Frahm. Whether you’re crafting melodies for film or simply introducing fresh elements into electronic, pop, or jazz, UNA CORDA offers a tone unlike anything your…

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‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’: KUBRICK’S PIONEERING ACHIEVEMENT AS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FILMS EVER MADE

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Considering the fact we’re discussing a wondrous work of art continuously labeled as one the most significant and influential films ever made, it seems only befitting that the story behind the camera, of the laborious effort put into its production, matches the magnitude of the final product. It took Stanley Kubrick and his crew no…

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3DSTRUCT

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

3Destruct is a visual deconstruction zone and sound . This halfway between installing the sculpture of light and ” penetrable ” offers the viewer an immersion in a nonlinear world destroying any spatial coherence . 3Destruct is a project initially for the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. It was then adapted to…

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MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE

February 3, 2016 / 0 comments

AUTOMATIC ORCHESTRA

February 3, 2016 / 0 comments

The Automatic Orchestra is an audio installation exploring algorithmic composition and networked music. A common set of rules distributed among a network of MIDI devices opens up a melodic space orchestrated by automatic logic. The perpetual interaction among the devices and the interpretation of encoded musical messages blurs the distinctiveness between structured composition and performative…

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