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Live procedural animation, controlled solely using musical notation data (MIDI), and multi-channel pitch, amplitude and beat detection. All graphics are rendered in real-time.

The software used is Mother 0.4, a free open source program I've developed for VJ-ing with multiple Processing.org sketches. Besides mother I use additional unreleased custom software.

The music I have also made myself, using all hardware analog and digital synthesizers, and an electronic drum kit.

Although for this animation I’ve used pre-recorded multi-track audio and MIDI, my motivation for developing the system used has been to perform with it in a live setting, accompanying a live musical performance.

Towards that goal I am currently looking for musicians/groups interested in my accompanying them!

My musical tastes are I'd say as broad as can be, so I am looking for any musical genre that would work well with the type of visual material I am able to produce: abstract and generated digitally in real-time.

In order for my system to work, the musical performance will either need to be using live instruments, or programs such as Ableton Live, so that I have enough MIDI and audio channels to use as control input for the visuals.

The timeframe for this is until mid January 2010, and I’d prefer to collaborate with musicians living in or near London where I currently live. The collaboration would be free of charge, and the only thing I expect in return is that musicians agree to be interviewed about their experience, so that I can write about it in my thesis.

If you are a musician and collaborating sounds appealing to you, please get in touch!

For more information, visit onar3d.com

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