Projections design for premiere of Ellen Arkbro's new work for electric guitar and algorithmic synthesis.
A wall of 260 acoustic (26 x 10) tiles was projection mapped with MadMapper with original content sent from Resolume & pixel mapping over OSC (translated with MIDImonster) from ETC Eos.
Each tile is a convex shape and to the projector would not appear square—therefore tiles were individually mapped. The space in between tiles was used for content as well and in solid colors appeared as if the tiles were backlit.
Stockholm-based composer Ellen Arkbro performs a new work for electric guitar and algorithmic synthesis.
Ellen Arkbro is a musical alchemist whose work oscillates between the pop music of the ’90s and the American minimalism of the ’60s, while exploring microtonal realms that blur the standard tunings and harmonies of Western music. Her practice takes the form of compositions for early-music ensembles as well as long-duration performances of synthesized dream music, including one piece composed to last 26 days. Her sound work is heavily informed by her studies in just intonation tuning with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in New York and with Marc Sabat in Berlin. She describes her 2017 album for organ and brass as “a very slow and reduced blues music” written for the 17th-century Sherer-Orgel organ in Tangermünde, Germany, paired with microtonal arrangements for horn, tuba, and trombone.