Playground 1.1

sound installation, presented in Chimera Promenade Concert, June 2011 and postgraduate forum, Feb 2012
Documentation (PDF)

This is a demonstration of the patch. Please listen with headphones to hear the binaural surround effect:

This MAX / MSP / Jitter patch uses webcam for motion tracking, and produce sound by means of cv.jit objects and ICST ambisonics panning.

cv.shift is used to compare two frames for the change in direction of an object and cv.jit.label to determine the size of the biggest enclosed area. The bigger the area, it triggers MIDI notes with a higher velocity. Then I used the MIDI data to load samples of metallic percussions in Kontakt.

More detailed description and patch available soon.

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i. Ivit, Ivit
premiered by the 24, 6 Feb 2012 [5 mins]
Score (PDF)

ii. Village Song
(Score will be available soon)

iii. Impermanance
(Score will be available soon)

Ivit, Ivit

adapted from Sutra Cordis Magnae Sapientiae Transcendentis (Heart sutra, a buddhist text) and Latin liturgy In Paradisum

Ivit, ivit, transivit, totum transivit, Illuminatio tum sit. (the original text is a Sanskrit mantra, Gaté Gaté Paragaté Parasamgaté Bodhi Svaha, translated in Latin).
In paradisum deducant te Angeli

English translation
Gone, gone, gone beyond, altogether beyond, then it is the other shore, the truth, the awakening, fulfilled.
May angels lead you into paradise.

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