Artistic Statement This project was inspired by a project known as Twitch Plays Pokemon, which is an online social experiment in which users attempt to control a Pokemon game by voting on actions through chat. This project has surfaced a multitude of interesting social behaviors. We found this intriguing, and wondered if this idea could … More Audience Plays Cello Performance
This week we performed our piece with Ulrich.
Twitch Plays Cello Camera Positioning / Shooting Agenda This piece is unique as the audience is an integral part of the performance. This must be taken into consideration when determining camera placements. Thus, in addition to the cameras used to capture the cellist, we should have an additional handheld camera to record the audience … More Twitch Plays Cello (Update 7/Tech rider pt. 2)
3 HD video cameras on tripods 4-channel audio recorder with AC adapter Røde stereo microphone on regular size mic stand with boom arm 1 XLR cables 20–50′ 2 power extension cables 20–50′ Projection with screen and VGA cable to stage 1 musician chairs Default house/stage lights presets in wall panel: Stage lights Laptop List all instruments that … More Twitch Plays Cello (Update 6/Techrider)
This week was spent polishing the interface the performer and audience would be using. The measures were ordered in a way to give the audience a better way to decide where to take the piece next, whether that is building up or going down to a lower pitch. This was done to give more structure … More Twitch Plays Cello (Update 5)
See http://deterministicindeterminism.tumblr.com/post/141872150003/progress-4 for the latest update on the technical side of the piece. changes soon to come regarding the program for convenience of the performer and audience. The selected measures which will be assigned.
Using Bach’s piece Suite No. 1 in G Major Prelude, I took random measures and rearranged them into an audio track. The beginning of the piece is the unedited clip of the audio, followed by the randomized piece and then both pieces at the same time to show they are not the same.
Still working on the music to be played. Possible limit on Tempo change, for example no lower than 30, no higher than 180 (Subject to change) Each Tempo change vote changes at either 5 or 10 beats per minute, rather than just 1 in order to create a more audible change. The start of the … More Twitch Plays Cello Update 2
The program will display text based on the input it receives, displaying a series of chords to play, the current tempo the piece is to be played as well as different styles which the performer may play (example. arco, pizzicato, col legno battuto, chopsticks, ebow.) The members of the Twitch Chat will type a command … More Twitch Plays Cello Update. 1