The work uses Covid related announcements to unveil the official vernacular. To deconstruct this language using pure fact, in this case human behaviour, interaction and movement, as a tool to cut into semantics and generate new perspectives. Just as a dream makes sense of the experiences of the day, this digital dreamscape takes the factual data of real-time movement/interaction to present a new perspective for the viewer. The work reveals meanings as it progresses and the machine has an opinion, creating pure tones when the populace of the screen is less dense and more chaotic sounds as more people gather, an analogy for the virus perhaps?
NST motion tracking code by Hiroshi Matoba
Ambisonic + Binaural sound
"WARNING: Your data will be used to create a new future for yourself. As you cross the boundary of this tunnel your presence and movement will trigger a proverbial new future for you, instructed by a voice to change your chosen path. Your next move will define the creation of a moment of music that represents an abstraction of the use of your personal data to influence your life; sometimes in a negative way and sometimes positively. Data is being collected from you at all times"
This work aimed to show the power of collecting personal data to change the path of a persons day. The next step in data collection is the prediction of your future. Cross intentions was a motion triggered / motion controlled installation generating a musical soundscape dispersed ambisonically by generative means. New Slovenian proverbs were written by author Andrej Predin, data interpretation advice from Miha Medved, Programming by Sebastian Fresch and the voice of Katja Preša
8 Channel Ambisonic Sound. Binaural & video internet stream.
From a commissioned script by author Andrej Predin performers used only recorded voice to create two improvised Ambisonic sound events. Performed by Alastair McNeill, MatevÅ¾ Kolenc and Mauricio Valdes at Sonica Festival and Vodnikova Domacjia. Voices from Andrej Predin, Irena TomaÅ¾in, Boštjan Narat and Ana Pepelnik.
6.2 Ambisonic speaker array with custom real-time performance system
A piece of musical theatre performed by Yila's 8 piece band behind / with projected image. The show is centered around a box of potential memories and stories. Using music, sonic art, video, projection, animation, found sound, spoken word, text and written stories by Steven Camden. The work tried to put social, physical & emotional concepts in perspective. Produced by Alastair McNeill, Jvan Morandi And Steven Camden.
"for a brief period of time, in one of the few venues in London which seems to genuinely engender a sense of community, Souvenir makes sure that no one feels alone" - The Monitors
Stereo Sound, Dual large scale Projection, CRT Screens.
Eva Andrášová, Mária CÌŒorejová, Tomáš Danielis, Zuzana Novotová Godálová, Zuzana Husárová, LÌŒubomír Panák and Jakub Pišek represent various forms of media, they met and worked in various locations in Slovakia. Their goal was to work as a unified group ego and create a new multi practice work.. The project is based on Yila's multimedia show 'Souvenir'
Artistic director. Multi-media, multi-practice.
Eight outstanding artists from three countries joined together in a project by British artists Eddie Stevens and Alastair McNeill. Experimental audio-visual performance "IDÚ" was based on the opening track of album Moruša: CÌŒierna by slovak artist Jana Kirschner. The live audio-visual performance took place in Multimedia Space for Contemporary Culture Nástupište 1-12 / Platform 1-12 in Topolcanky, Slovakia.
Art direction: Eddie Stevens & Alastair McNeill
14.2 Speaker array and custom performance system.
The purpose of The Sound of Kings project was to sonically capture the process of the development and resulting transformation of London’s Kings Cross. Using recordings submitted by members of the public to an email from any device able to record audio at any quality (phones, dictaphones etc). The sounds were then be used to form a composition that was presented on a recycled multi speaker installation and sculpture.