Simultaneous Opposites 52: Tone Rose (2009)

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Robert's Simultaneous Opposites program loads a video file and initial parameters for loop length, center frame # of loop, and frames per second. The program uses these parameters to play through the loop away from and back toward the center, one frame at a time, simultaneously in opposite directions. The opposing movements through the video file fit together like a zipper. With this algorithm working itself through the files, I modulate, interrupt, and further navigate through the video and audio using triggers and values from a MIDI guitar.

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Added a 12-step process to the Simultaneous Opposites engine. It lets me divide the area between two non-adjacent video frames into 12 sections. I can then scramble them, playing them forward, in reverse, as a still, or as a simultaneous opposite traversal. I've added a simple octave 12-tone row, which is useful in sensing the structure. MIDI guitar played over some of these. Primarily a laid-back feel to these, as if Satie was a serialist cinematician...

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  • Year Created: 2009
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Sunday May 3rd, 2009
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  • Work Credits:
    • Robert Edgar, programmer, artist, performer, musician
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