Developed by CYLAND MediaArtLab, 2009
Idea by Anna Frants
Programming by Alexey Grachev, Mikhail Chernov
DRUMPAINTING allows to transform live sound into moving image, thus realizing an idea of “colour music” on a modern technological level. During the performance musician plays several percussion instruments (in a video fragment was used only toy drum, shooting was done on a development stage). Signal from each drum is transmitted to a computer. Custom software transforms it into an image (graphical data prepared by the artist beforehand).
Streams of images are mixed during the session by the means of custom interface, creating some kind of an abstract ‘animation’, which is demonstrated to public during performance. Software allows not only mix images, but also change color and size of an image on each channel (maximum 4), and use several additional effects (multiplication of an image, change transparency, delay of a previous image, inversion and so on), to get unlimited variations.
VERSIONS OF DRUMPAINTING
BRUSHSTROKE (Artwork by Marina Koldobskaya)
ADVENTURES OF A GASTARBEITER IN RUSSIA (Artworks by Irina Vasilieva)
RED ICE (Based on the performance of Kazunobo Yanagi, artwork by Vladimir Lilo)
PHOTOROBOT (Artwork by Vladimir Lilo)