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9th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X

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Partial Decisions: For Solo Performer and Interactive Audiovisual System

Ryan Olivier


Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, Indiana, USA

Keywords: Interactive Multimedia, Audiovisual, Real-Time Performance, Semi-Improvised, Algorithmic, Max/MSP/Jitter

Partial Decisions is a real-time, semi-improvised work for a solo performer and an interactive audiovisual system of over 600 individual tones and shapes. The work models the results of individuals choosing to come together or strike out on their own. The performer exploits the results of those decisions to shape various sonic and visual outcomes, which in turn shape future results. While the performer can merely impose limits on the decision-making capabilities of the modeled community, imposing those limits can yield unexpected results, sometimes beautiful, sometimes chaotic, and sometimes beautifully chaotic. Each performance is unique and opens up a chance for new possibilities, a chance for newfound beauty from the partial decisions of the many.

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