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Empty Rooms

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Empty Rooms
[Тэкст даступны толькі на англійскай мове] Empty Rooms instances itself as an audio-visual self-organized performance space.

The paradigm itself discloses a synesthetic approach between the "aural" and "visual" experiences.

A Movie made of "inactive-real spaces" is projected on a screen.

An overlapped stream of pre-recorded "sound activities" is then diffused from 4 different iPods running in shuffle mode, creating recombinant "invisible actions" to fit into the Movie.

A self organizing link between sound and visuals is established via cybernetic procedures defined as interconnected spin networks, produced by a video camera "observing" the movie and by one microphone "listening" to the space placed inside the performance Locus.

A Digital Sound Processor is then engaged in order to compute the data and perform real-time evaluations between the different types of numerical information (audio-video), producing a "sonorous response" to the asynchronous stream of audio-visual contents.

The synthesized information is then diffused in the performance space again through 4 loudspeakers.

Various types of feedback will take place during this highly dynamic process implying a self regulating behavior that will establish new connections between the pacing of the movie locations and the "sonorous" content produced by the processing of the iPod sound streams.

The Observer will then experience the following layers of information:

• a Real-Time recombinant Movie made of "inactive" locations.

• an Overlapped Stream of "possible actions" diffused by the iPods that fits into the Movie.

• a Sonorous link between the above domains of activities via 4 full range loudspeakers.

The Observer can take into account one or more layers of information (even all of them) in order to create himself a cinematic experience via a correlation process.

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###b###Sound Equipment touring with U.S.O. Project###/b###

• nr. 1 Turntable (plus phono preamplifier)

• nr. 4 iPods nano (plus custom docks)

• nr. 1 Sennheiser MKH 40-P48 microphone

• Digital Sound Processor:

• nr. 1 Apple MacBook (A), driving Symbolic Sound Corporation's Kyma and the Pacarana Sound Computation Engine with a TC Electronic Konnekt24D (expanded via ADAT with a Behringer ADA8000)

• nr. 1 DV Camcorder

• Digital Video Processor

• nr. 1 Apple MacBook (B), driving Cycling '74's Jitter

###b###Hardware requirements###/b###

• Transparent Projection Screen or Wall

• DLP Video Projector:

• Brightness: 2,300 ANSI Lumens or greater

• Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1 or higher

• Pixel Density: 1280x720, 1920x1080

• Inputs: VGA

###b###FOH requirements###/b###

• a quad playback system (left, right, left surround, right surround)

• 4 x speaker cabinets - 1 to 2 cabinets per corner of venue

• 1 to 2 x subwoofer cabinets - placed with front speakers

Sub-bass spectrum is bass-managed from both stereo output into any X-over in the PA-system: it is not a discrete .1 (LFE) channel.

###b###Mixing desk requirements###/b###

8 input channels (mic/line) with 4 band parametric EQ (similar to Mackie 1642-VLZ3)

• input 1 < iPod 1 (unbalanced line - 1/4")

• input 2 < iPod 2 (unbalanced line - 1/4")

• input 3 < iPod 3 (unbalanced line - 1/4")

• input 4 < iPod 4 (unbalanced line - 1/4")

• input 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 (balanced line - 1/4") < TC Electronic Konnekt24D

4 Direct outs (Quad: Left, Right, LeftSurround, RightSurround)

• TC Electronic Konnekt24D > out 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (to amplifiers)

4 AUX sends (to Kyma)

• Âaux 1 > iPod 1 to TC Electronic Konnekt24D input 1

• aux 2 > iPod 2 to TC Electronic Konnekt24D input 2

• aux 3 > iPod 3 to TC Electronic Konnekt24D input 3

• aux 4 > iPod 4 to TC Electronic Konnekt24D input 4Â


###b###Cockpit workspace###/b###

Listed equipment is operating from a dedicated space on a table/desk to comfortably arrange all machinery.

All audio/video cables start from this place. A long VGA cable is needed to connect the MacBook (B) to the projector via Apple VGA Adapter.

Firewire, Ethernet and power cables are provided by the artists.

Three (nr.3) 4.5m FireWire Active Extension Cable + one (nr.1) FireWire Cable (6 Pin Male to 4 Pin Male) are available to connect the DV Camcorder to the MacBook (B).

Both laptops are connected via OSC (Open Sound Control) through an Ethernet switch.

The various signal sources have balanced signals with TRS and XLR outputs, but be prepared for the need of all kinds of adaptors, DI-boxes and voltage converter.


Kyma Inputs###/b###

TC Electronic Konnekt24D < input 1 = turntable

TC Electronic Konnekt24D < input 2 = microphone

TC Electronic Konnekt24D < input 3 = iPod 1

TC Electronic Konnekt24D < input 4 = iPod 2

TC Electronic Konnekt24D < input 5 = iPod 3 (via ADAT in)

TC Electronic Konnekt24D < input 6 = iPod 4 (via ADAT in)

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U.S.O. Project
U.S.O. Project

United Kingdom