SCREAM IF YOU WANT TO GO FASTER
Experiments in phase space transformations between Sound & Vision, Music & Art, and Digital/Physical forms
DIGITAL REMIX ART
“It’s all sound, it’s all vision, it’s filling your head full of music and sound…”
— Peter Wagg, Producer, ‘Max Headroom’
The physical MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are the ‘genesis node’ within a long-term creative process called FEEDBACK LOOPS.
Each MUSIC GRAFFITI has a corresponding digital art remix - either a FRACTAL or FRACTURED GROOVE depending on the degree of discordance.
These digital artworks can be activated by viewing the original painting (and any reproductions) in augmented reality when viewing via the Artivive smartphone app.
PHASE SPACE TRANSFORMATIONS
"Destroy a canvas and you make shapes" - Gustav Metzger
A key node within the FEEDBACK LOOPS process is the FRACTAL/FRACTURED GROOVE series of soundscape mixes.
The visual sonic pattern from the paintings are transformed into video and sound ‘stems’ that are then remixed to create a new audiovisual form.
The recursive cycle between physical/digital and sound/vision is completed by the inclusion of the audiovisual remix as an augmented reality (AR) layer to both the original MUSIC GRAFFITI painting and any/all reproductions of it.
DIGITAL REMIX ART
The artistic premise behind the FEEDBACK LOOPS project is to start with a single visual symbol of music/sound - the MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings - and then to explore a sequence of recursive phase space transformations between the sensory spaces of Sound & Vision, Music & Art and physical/digital forms.
FEEDBACK LOOPS artworks include FRACTAL and/or FRACTURED GROOVE digital art MP4’s PHREAK MUSIC soundscapes, audiovisual collages, augmented reality installations, etc
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC NOISE?
The sound stems produced by the original painting form the basis of a short burst soundscape which is then added as the soundtrack to each painting’s FRACTAL/FRACTURED GROOVE video remix.
As part of the FEEDBACK LOOPS concept, these Blip-Beats are sometimes extended into multi-layered longer-form tracks in the same key as the original painting. Essentially, the image from the painting acts as both a key signal and an interpretive graphic score.
The short-burst track below was created by scanning the original MUSIC GRAFFITI painting ‘C Minor II’ through a number of visual synthesizers to create audio stems that were then manipulated and mixed with organic & AI elements and built up into one PHREAK MUSIC track.
The term PHREAK MUSIC is a nod to the call sign of the original ‘Phreaker’ pre-web phone hackers. The earliest PHREAK MUSIC experiments produced results that resembled those dial-up sounds.
The 'Musique Concrète' sonic textures of PHREAK MUSIC can be discordant and disharmonious. Consequently they are offered through headphones as an option when viewing the MUSIC GRAFFIT images in augmented reality
There is lot more info on the PHREAK MUSIC process in the dedicated page in the MUSIC section.
DUB PLATE CULTURE
A limited selection of MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are remixed through the FEEDBACK LOOPS process into long-form PHREAK BEAT music tracks.
The audio stems created from visually synthesizing the original image are used as the foundation for building up a full length unique PHREAK MUSIC remix.
The tracks are mastered and pressed onto a single edition 12" vinyl picture disc that features the background sonic visual pattern from the original painting.
This unique MUSIC GRAFFITI 'Dub Plate' is available exclusively to the collector of the original painting. It will be the only physical copy of the track. pressed.
This is a commision only service.