Classical music and projection


  • Tech Staff

    @kdobbe dear Kevin, thank you for sharing your work. How are the reactions from the public? From the musicians? Are they not distracted from the visuals? That is my fear when implementing projections. Also what about the noise of projectors? In classical music  where is a lot of silence, or quiet parts you had issues with buzzing projectors?


  • Tech Staff

    A fellow Isadora user called Netia Jones, based in London, does a lot of nice work in and around this area; a lot of opera and classical stuff. 

    http://www.netiajones.com/


  • Tech Staff

    @Skulpture hei Graham, thank you. I really like his aesthetics and style. Very inspiring. In opera you can find a lot with projection nowadays, of course also a cost effective way to save money for scenario.

    Maybe the transition from opera to pure classical concert could be the missing link that was missing for me. Great community here as always and big help for my research to integrate Isadora with my classical concerts



  • Hi Alex:

    This concert was booked to be a combo visual/music event.  As anticipated, the younger people in the audience loved the interpretive synchronization with the music.  The traditional audience member were not used to visuals being so integrated.  This was a full "bells and whistles" event.  I believe that subtle synchronized media can enhance even the most traditional audience member.  Even the traditionalist enjoyed seeing the conductor from the front... 


  • Tech Staff

    It is actually strange that the conductor turns his back to the public. That was not always the case: I was told in the beginning, when the conductor "was invented" he conducted in the direction of the audience. Your video reminded me of that origin somehow. Back to the roots))



  • hello.

    but there is still the question how map a moving cello so presice. any ideas. or is it a post prduction fake? rh.


  • Tech Staff

    Here the visuals didn´t distracted me from the music.



  • I'd be curious to know what you think of this: there's quite a story behind it, but I'll get your opinions first :-)



  • @mark_m,

    I am often reminded how important ‘storytelling’ is for conveying creative works. Perhaps because storyline is given some kind of cognitive or linier bias as it enters the memory of most people?  But what about those of us that are compelled by the abstract and ambiguous? Classical and instrumental music is generally abstract and often ambiguous, so it has the potential to compliment visual manifestations that are ambiguous and appear to indulge the visual senses beyond a need for a coherent narrative.

    I love the playfulness and deftness of the particles in the projection work. I can recognize Isadora’s 3D Particles in this (am I right?). Great control and realization of a very abstract visual combination. Well done.

    Cheers,

    Bonemap



  • @bonemap said:

    @mark_m,
    I am often reminded how important ‘storytelling’ is for conveying creative works. Perhaps because storyline is given some kind of cognitive or linier bias as it enters the memory of most people?  But what about those of us that are compelled by the abstract and ambiguous? Classical and instrumental music is generally abstract and often ambiguous, so it has the potential to compliment visual manifestations that are ambiguous and appear to indulge the visual senses beyond a need for a coherent narrative.
    I love the playfulness and deftness of the particles in the projection work. I can recognize Isadora’s 3D Particles in this (am I right?). Great control and realization of a very abstract visual combination. Well done.
    Cheers,
    Bonemap

    I have to say, not my work! I'm close friends with the pianist. (We've been best friends since the age of three, that'll be 54 years now!) And it was her husband who made the visuals.


  • Tech Staff

    A new approach for me at the moment is to project in the gaps. The routine of Classic concert behaviors is quite boring. So before entering the stage, between movements, applause, in the break.

    So like that you make an accent on the parts where the music is played. The eye is taking all the awareness if it gets to much to look at. A good dosis of light where over the eye you help the ear to perceive the music more intense. That is what I am looking for. Which doesn’t mean you can not have an accent in the video once in a while the music plays. I just get tired of something moving all the time, which in the end doesn’t feel like moving. Actually more like stagnation



  • @crystalhorizon

    I love what music can do, however I do not perceive a clear distinction at the edges between sound and vision. And I assume that there is a strong synaesthetic perception for many creative people, considering the shared vocabulary used to describe both sound and vision. 

    Rather than definitions of form through discipline or medium, I prefer to work within a matrix of intermedial impulses that immerse the human sensorium. Otherwise, it is just too frustrating to deprive certain sense perceptions for the benefit of prioritizing one - medium specificity is an ideal that is very rarely reached.

    Cross modal blending of the senses as a synaesthetic experience is what I feel when immersed in the wildness of natural spaces. And it appears to be an aspiration for many trans-disciplinary works of art.

    The sensitive integration of sonic, visual and kinesthetic expression has greater chance of embodiment within human perception, in my experience.

    But, I am also deprived of any virtuosity.

    Regards,

    Bonemap


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