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Tuesday, June 5 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Demo 2.08

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Live Painting as an Interface for Generating Music
by Yosuke Sakai & Hiroto Takeuchi


This is an experimental performance which starts with live painting (Japanese traditional brush painting with black ink). The image made by painting is converted into sound, which is composed and edited by a musician using an analog synthesizer. We made a device and an application which do this in real time. Since painting with brush and ink is not easy to control, the generated sounds are different every time, although the painter tries to make exactly the same one, which makes the composer face contingency and have to handle it. The performance will be highly improvisational.

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avatar for Yosuke Sakai

Yosuke Sakai

Painter, Programmer
Yosuke Sakai (1980-) is a sumi-e artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Sumi-e is a Japanese traditional brush painting style with black ink in all possible gradations ranging from the purest black to the lightest gray. One piece of Hokusai Katsushika's sumi-e work inspired Yosuke to get into... Read More →
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Hiroto Takeuchi

Composer | Performer | Programmer
Hiroto Takeuchi (1979-) is a electronic musician and sound artist from Tokyo, Japan. He works for the electronic music labels in Tokyo and Seoul as a composer and a producer. His primary medium is sound, principally involving but not limited... Read More →


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