Thursday, February 25, 2010

Clavilux 2000 Audio Visual Generator

Clavilux 2000 - Interactive instrument for generative music visualization from Jonas Heuer.

The Clavilux 2000 is an interactive instrument for generative music visualization, which is able to generate a live visualization of any music played on a digital piano. The setting of the installation consists of three parts: A digital piano with 88 keys and midi output, a computer running a vvvv patch and a vertical projection above the keyboard.

For every note played on the keyboard a new visual element appears in form of a stripe, which follows in its dimensions, position and speed the way the particular key was stroke. Colours give the viewer and listener an impression of the harmonic relations: Each key has it's own color scheme and "wrong" notes stand out in contrasting colors.
Furthermore the piano player can switch between the standard 2d view and an additional 3d view of the visualization while playing.


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