9th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X

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Strings P

Daniel Bisig


Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdoms


Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

Ephraim Wegner


Offenburg University, Offenburg, Germany

Medienkulturwissenschaft Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Harald Kimmig


Freelance, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Keywords: Simulation-based Interaction, Sound Synthesis, Generative Art, Audiovisual Performance, Improvisation

Strings is an audiovisual performance for an acoustic violin and two generative instruments, one for creating synthetic sounds and one for creating synthetic imagery. The three instruments are related to each other conceptually, technically, aesthetically by sharing the same physical principle, that of a vibrating string. This submission continues the work the authors have previously published about at xCoAx 2020. The current submission briefly summarizes the previous publication and then describes the changes that have been made to Strings. The P in the title emphasizes, that most of these changes have been informed by experiences collected during rehearsals (in German Proben). These changes have helped Strings to progress from a predominantly technical framework to a work that is ready for performance.

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