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Digital moving picture.
107724404×8 is the audiovisual rendering of a binary pdf file raw data.

The video reveals the internal structure of the file as both visual and sonic shapes. Compressed parts of the file will look and sound noisy while uncompressed parts will show redundant patterns and somewhat harmonic sound spectrum.

Original video is 10min long and 1024× 768px.
Beware of the rrrraw sound.

media music room

transforming a place into a collective audiovisual instrument

media music room is a collaborative workshop held in DauHaus Sofia, aiming at transforming a place into an interactive and collaborative music audiovisual instrument, through hacking and bending things at hand. During a week, a small team worked using all kinds of recycled and in-situ materials (bench, lamps, microphones, clothe) and softwares (max/MSP, pure data, processing, flash, etc.) to create an interactive setup, made of a bench-o-phone, ceiling-lamps-turned-to-audio-delays, pen tablet drumloop mixer, joystick-contolled sound scrubbers, audiovisual feedback and synched projection fitting the location architecture. This camp was open to any visitor as an opportunity for local people to meet, share ideas, bring their own audio/video material and conceive together. At the end of the week, an event was organized where anyone could play the multimedia instruments.

The project was also meant as a thought-provoking exchange on the notion of instrument in the contemporary society, following theories raised by John Cage or Christopher Small.

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The project took place in studio DauHaus, during my residency in Sofia at InterSpace Media Art Center.

Special thanks goes to the French Institute for their support, and to Goethe institute and Pro-Helvetia for lending beamers.

XSPIF – Cross Standard PlugIn Framework

XSPIF stands for the acronym of Cross Standard PlugIn Framework.

It is an xml to (vst/au/pd/ladspa) translation utility written by Rémy Muller and myself for our final study project in 2003 inspired by Steve Harris way of writing ladspa plugins.

Instead of abstracting the different plugin formats into a C/C++ library as most professionnal companies do, we choose for both academic and time reasons to write an xml to C/C++ translator using Python.

It has many limitations and is now outdated, but it can prove useful as a learning tool for many people or just as a template generator for the target plateforms.

Sources and documentation

xspif.zip released under the GNU General Public License