Inspired by Anton Koch participating in the MotionBank Laboratory we decided to focus our first experiments on working with human motion and dance as a source for graphical or abstract notation forms.
The research itself is merely at it's beginning but here is a little introduction of what we are doing, what tools we decided to employ and also a few early work sketches.
To record movement and extract high level data like motion density or space consumption instead of mere positions of limbs, we are using the vvvv patch developed by a group of mad wizards at the Creative Coding Lab workshop at MotionBank.
To make use of the recorded motion data we construct both a reduced visualisation and hook up the player component of the vvvv software to a synthesizer's controls.
The visual acts merely as a control surface to check on parameter changes that might be too abstract to grasp from listening only to the audio.
Please stay tuned as we are in the process of getting a few examples online as well as a treatment on fragments from a piece by Maurice Ravel.
Chamberlab will be doing an installation/concert hybrid at Projektraum 2025 in Hamburg on April 11th 2013. Check their website for more details:
We are currently building a new website containing documentary material about Chamberlab's work and our future plans! Stay tuned for more...