Sand resembling visual particles are sonified by mapping their individual velocities to various parameters of individual grains inside a custom made granular synthesiser. At the same time the velocities determine the colours of the particles which together creates a spectrum of colours and sounds. This results in perceptually tight audiovisual bonds which is a crucial element of this piece as the composition focuses on the gestural qualities of the audiovisual material.
The aim of the composition was to explore how such audiovisual material could function in a free audiovisual paradigm and also how to meaningfully force it onto the grid of harmony and metric rhythm. In the later case the material created liquid grooves on top of dub-tech influenced fixed rhythmic elements as well as ever changing spectral swirls that emerged from cross-breeding an original noisy and non- stable sound source with a pitch-based material.
The piece represents an attempt to compose from within an audiovisual paradigm where every compositional decision came as a consequence of cross-fertilisation between both modalities.
Mentors: Alexander Harker and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay
TADEJ DROLJC is a Slovenian artist and creative coder who works at the intersection of sound, image and light. For his work Tadej was awarded the Lumen Prize Student Award, Dennis Smalley scholarship in electroacoustic music and he won the most promising Video Artist prize at Madatac. His practice based doctoral research was awarded the Vice Chancellorʼs Award for an outstanding thesis at the Centre for Research in New Music. A work from his collaborative project Synspecies won the Edigma Semibreve...