AlgoRhythm

AlgoRhythm is a collaborative event that formulates connections between digital art and dynamic sound. It is a social/digital event realised within the format of a nightclub where computer programming is utilised to generate motion graphics. The creation of these graphics is realised through integrating input generated by Wilson (through the authorship of the computer programming and live curation) and the reaction of the programming to sound (variations in tone, bass, frequency and volume) generated by musicians during a live electronic music performance.

FIND A VENUE // CURATE FOUR ELECTRONIC ACTS // SET DESIGN IN RESPONSE TO SPACE // FORM A COLLECTIVE OF ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS // SHAPE CONCEPT IN RESPONSE TO MUSIC AND SPACE // DESIGN MOVING IMAGE IN RESPONSE TO CONCEPT // GRAPHIC DESIGN PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL // INSTAL ARTWORK = ALGORHYTHM.

The AlgoRhythm project evolved through a developmental and explorative practice examining graphics and computer programming, the mathematics of geometry, nature and code, the complexity of software and how these might be integrated into a live event where they could be triggered by and react to sound performance. The emotional content of this “reactive” visual language is driven by the unpredictability of a particular kind of primitive sound – the project’s live performance elements were curated specifically to use analogue instruments and effects – creating a parallel consideration of simple or raw sound wave forms with basic geometry.

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The Art School, Glasgow, Glasgow film Festival
26/02/15

Musicians; The Orpheus Choir – Aleks Jurczyks, Mourn – Vickie McDonald & Toby Ridler, Richard McMaster (Golden Teacher General Ludd) and Michael Peacock (classical piano).

Art Direction – Marianne Wilson
Audio Programming – William Aikman
Videography – Guy Thomson
Sound & Lighting – Mark McGregor and Shaun Murphy

With thanks to The Art School and The Glasgow Film Festival

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The Art School, Glasgow
27/11/14

Musicians; Destroyed By Bat – John Davis, The Orpheus Choir – Aleks Jurczyk, Ubre Blanca – Joel Stone, Andy Brown and Clip Art – Steev Livingston (Errors).

Art Direction – Marianne Wilson
Art – Sharon Graham
Audio Programming – William Aikmam
Videography – Guy Thomson
Sound & Lighting – Mark McGregor and Shaun Murphy

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Mono, Glasgow, The Merchant City Music Festival
29/08/14

AlgoRhythm’s intent is to foster a particular type of collective experience composed simply (on a surface viewing at any rate) of light and sound and merge this with a potentially transmutational aspect of the “shared social experience” of the event itself. The idea at the heart of the project crosses academic work with a life long passion for music and club culture. These two strands of interest were bound together in order to create an event that reflects the accumulation of the experience and inspiration Wilson has drawn from being both an active DJ/club promoter and evolving visual artist. Important and implicit within the project is the idea of “the nightclub” as a site for a particular type of creative practice. The socially dynamic conditions of the nightclub as a place of self-expression and emotional/intellectual exploration, a social space lacking hierarchies or definitive rules.  A space saturated with visual culture (print materials, projected visual elements, mediated sound and sound systems) and a site of experiential socio-cultural production. Wilson’s work is directly influenced by a number of significant artists in the field of digital animation; John Whitney, a seminal American animator and composer, Lillian Schwartz a pioneer of computer mediated art and one of the first female artists responsible for validating computer art as a recognised artistic medium and Robert Henke, a contemporary artist working in the fields of audiovisual installation, music and performance as an artist, writer and lecturer. Written by Alan Miller

Credit Marianne Wilson


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