Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Synechdoche, Nintendo Wii, and Kung Fu
On Wednesday, January 17, Fishbon Event Lab commandos were treated to an amazingly eclectic evening with visual music, Nintendo and Martial Arts. Wes and Graham's collaborative piece, Synechdoche is a blending of sonic architecture and spatial music in which elements in the visual domain are informed by techniques of composition in the acoustic domain, and vice versa. Membranes of multiple individual sound and image transformations smoothly and dynamically shift between organic and crystalline forms. Leading off the evening was a demo of Nintendo's impossible-to-get new Wii Game System. Ben and Alex showed off the dual accelerometer remote with raucous bowling and tennis matches that few tour professionals would recognize (style points trump scores at Fishbon). Later, Ethan demonstrated forms from his Kung Fu practice, soon to be a Fishbon Cell. Visiting collaborative media nomad John Hopkins also showed a piece collected from his Finnish residency.