The Architecture Sings II
Performance with projected virtual space and amplified vocalization
1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, July 18, 2015
Singing an improvised, meditative chant, my voice is amplified and processed. The sound activates architectural nodes in a virtual space which is explored but never fully demystified. The nodes respond directly to the sound, flickering and out of existence to define an architectural space that is in symbiosis with the music. The audience and I inhabit the virtual space as a celestial orb. The orb multiplies, and the newly spawned doppelgangers play in counterpoint to my performance. The song, the sound, the architecture, and the virtual space coalesce as an integrated, multimedia instrument.
Created with Unreal Engine 4 and Max/MSP/Jitter
5 minute short documentation
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