SKATE 1.0 is an abstract virtual skateboard park manifested through an immersive light and sound installation. 60 four-foot HO dimmable fluorescent lights and a 12.2-channel sound system generate 300,000 lumens of pure white-light attitude. Skater sounds travel above, below, around and through the viewer while the lights register their movement and intensity on the space and on viewer’s bodies. Sunglasses advised.
I’ve always wanted to be able to sync audio to visual and it can be done, but I never really wanted to spend to much money on software! There are other types of software similar to this on the market already (Resolume Avenue) but JAM does look promising! If anyone else has any other types of software which are similar, please post in the comments section!
She’s a composer, a sound designer, a performer, and a violinist; she’s recognized as an expert in Ableton Live and has worked with artists ranging from Cirque du Soleil to Kanye West. But now we really get to hear Laura Escudé’s musical vision as a complete picture in her debut album this year, Pororoca. That seemed the perfect time to talk to Laura about her work, particularly as it lies at the intersection of vectors in sound, visuals, and technology that matter so much to so many of us. Laura shares where she sees the music scene going, her own evolution in finding her sound and performance style, and what still lies ahead, and proves – as expected – a fantastic resource for thinking about issues artistic and technological.