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Themesicon: navigation pathSound and Imageicon: navigation pathAudiovisions
Anyware (van Belle, Guy)Wounded Man´yo 2/2000 (Tone, Yasunao)Code Switching (Rodriguez, Ana Maria)
nebula.m81; Autonomous (Nezvanova, Netochka), 1999

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visualizations have their own aesthetic appeal.

Opportunities for the visualization of sound are multiplied through the computerization, and thus the digitalization of sound. The principle of the sonagram is taken up by ‹analysis resynthesis software,› with which one can graphically manipulate the analysis data of acoustic sequences represented visually. The visualization ‹corrected› in this way can in turn be transformed back into sound. Guy van Belle and the group «code31» applied a similar process in the networked performance «Anyware» (2004), in which synthetic sounds and a dynamic colored area are controlled by the same parameters and sent to the other performers via the Internet. The analysis of the incoming sounds and images influences the renewed synthesis of sound and color, resulting in continuous feedback between image and sound as well as between players.

In «Wounded Man´yo 2/2000,» the Fluxus and media artist Yasunao Tone translates Japanese characters, which he draws with a mouse using the audio software «Sound Designer II,» into acoustic oscillation sequences. In this way, noise-like


sound structures become audible which in their conciseness of sound can be associated with Japanese characters.

The Argentinean composer Ana Maria Rodriguez attempts to create a union of sound and image by analyzing narrowly defined raw material and then using it as a source for image and sound. In her work «Code Switching » (2004) with the Australian video artist Melita Dahl she proclaims the transformation from one code to another to be the explicit subject. Facial expression as visually mediated, and phonemes as acoustically produced elements from one and the same head and mouth constitute the raw material for this audiovisual installation. The faces of the performer Ute Wassemann are projected onto four large screens and transformed into one another using a morphing technique. Individual phonemes have been isolated and likewise compressed into an abstract sound/language space. The processes applied to the raw materials are both based on the same principle.

For the audiovisual online instrument «nebula.m81Netochka Nezvanova uses nothing but the definitions of technical formats: Without requiring a data

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