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Op On Screen Interactive 2009

Lower East Side Performing Arts

New York Public Library, Hamilton Fish Park

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Rainbow Resonance | Sofia Paraskeva

October 15, 2009

From camera input a computer vision installation produces images and sounds according to the movement of the participator’s body
Programming by Sofia Paraskeva

Rainbow Resonance is a computer vision installation that generates colors and musical sounds of the equivalent sound frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum, according to the motion of the participator. The audience is encouraged to participate in a playful performance that engages the body to produce colorful images and sound resonances through simple movements.

Rainbow Resonance 1

Rainbow Resonance 1,
Participators trigger sound and visuals with their body movement at
Op On Screen Interactive,
New York Public Library,
Hamilton Fish Park,
October 15, 2009

Rainbow Resonance 2

Rainbow Resonance 2

Rainbow Resonance 3

Rainbow Resonance 3

Rainbow Resonance 4

Rainbow Resonance 4, Children playing with Rainbow Resonance at
Op On Screen Interactive,
New York Public Library,
Hamilton Fish Park,
October 15, 2009

 

Voices for Speakers | Lesley Flanigan

October 17, 2009

Interactive video display, Pamela Stein and Sarah Moulton, sopranos

Voices for Speakers uses vocalizations and feedback technology to create an interactive sound environment. This performance of Lesley’s work will include some new sounds using the dynamic voices of sopranos Sarah Moulton and Pamela Stein along with the video artistry of Luke DuBois.

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Voices for Speakers 1,
Lesley Flanigan and sopranos Pamela Stein and Sarah Moulton performing Voices for Speakers at
Op On Screen Interactive,
New York Public Library,
Hamilton Fish Park,
October 17, 2009

Voices for Speakers 2

Voices for Speakers 2,
Lesley Flanigan and sopranos Pamela Stein and Sarah Moulton performing Voices for Speakers

Voices for Speakers 3

Voices for Speakers 3,
Lesley Flanigan and sopranos Pamela Stein and Sarah Moulton performing Voices for Speakers

Voices for Speakers 4

Voices for Speakers 4,
Lesley Flanigan and sopranos Pamela Stein and Sarah Moulton performing Voices for Speakers

 

Trickster | Sofia Paraskeva, Elodie Lauten, Khoi Bao Le

October 22, 2009

The Trickster with Sofia Paraskeva’s interactive environment, Elodie Lauten’s
music and Khoi Bao Le’s choreography

Audio-visual Interactive Dance Performance involving computer vision motion tracking and a sensor glove interface

The Trickster is a collaborative sound and interactive installation with choreography by Khoi Bao Le and visuals and sound effects by Sofia Paraskeva. This performance is an offshoot from Lauten’s new work The Two-Cents Opera, involving interactivity between movement, music, and image projections triggered by dance and a wireless musical glove.

Trickster 1

Trickster 1

Trickster 2

Trickster 2,
Khoi Bao Le performing for The Trickster at
Op On Screen Interactive,
New York Public Library,
Hamilton Fish Park,
October 22, 2009

Trickster 3

Trickster 3

Trickster 4

Trickster 4

Trickster 5

Trickster 5

Trickster 6

Trickster 6

Trickster 7

Trickster 7,
Elodie Lauten playing her custom Trine, Khoi Bao Le improvising choreography, and Sofia Paraskeva programming interactivity for The Trickster performance, October 2009

Trickster 8

Trickster 8

Trickster 9

Trickster 9,
Elodie Lauten,
Khoi Bao Le, and Sofia Paraskeva working together for The Trickster
performance at
Op On Screen Interactive,
October 2009

 

Echolations | Arleen Schloss and Emma Zakarevicius

October 24, 2009

Note: Projections by Arleen Schloss interact with graffiti art by local artist on the library wall and children’s art displays

Echolations, a performance-sound environment for electronically processed voices. Arleen Schloss & Emma Zakarevicius will present a collaborative performance piece for voices and electronic echolations investigating the primitive desire with alphabetic sanskrit vocal sounds and digital techno-poetics (signs) as a mode of communication and connection.

Echolations 1

Echolations 1,
Arleen Schloss and Emma Zakarevicius performing Echolations at
Op On Screen Interactive,
New York Public Library,
Hamilton Fish Park,
October 24, 2009

Echolations 2

Echolations 2

Echolations 3

Echolations 3

Echolations 4

Echolations 4

Interactive Therapy


Interactive Therapy with Rainbow Resonance


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Extreme Kids and Crew, Brooklyn, February 23rd, 2012
Photography by Kate Milford


Rainbow Resonance is an interactive installation that generates colors and musical sounds of the equivalent sound frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum, according to the motion of the participator. The audience is encouraged to participate in a playful performance that engages the body to produce colorful images and sound resonances through simple movements. The color scheme is based on the visible light spectrum and the sound is inspired by Pythagorean mathematics.




Technology & User Experience

The Microsoft Kinect 3D motion controller is used to detect motion in space, while software interprets body movements into a mapping of color and sound. Using the Kinect camera allows for capturing and interpreting movement along the x, y and z-axes. The colorful mirror images and sound accompaniments comprise an immersive user experience that facilitates play and social interaction. The user is empowered as simple movements of the body generate harmonic intervals and sounds. Through dance, play and movement the body becomes an instrument of expression. This interactive experience benefits children and adults with special needs.




Queens Museum of Art – Autism Awareness Month



Rainbow Resonance - QMA 1

Rainbow Resonance 1, Queens Museum of Art, Autism Awareness Month, April 6, 2013

Rainbow Resonance - QMA 2

Rainbow Resonance 2, Queens Museum of Art, Autism Awareness Month, April 6, 2013

Rainbow Resonance - QMA 3

Rainbow Resonance 3, Queens Museum of Art, Autism Awareness Month, April 6, 2013





Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Mind’s Eye program



Partially sighted and blind adults have also enjoyed interacting with Rainbow Resonance at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Mind’s Eye Program, on June 4, 2012


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Rainbow Resonance at Mind’s Eye Program,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
June 4, 2012
Photography Copyright © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Rainbow Resonance at Mind’s Eye Program,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
June 4, 2012
Photography Copyright © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Rainbow Resonance at Mind’s Eye Program,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
June 4, 2012
Photography Copyright © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Rainbow Resonance at Mind’s Eye Program, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,  June 4, 2012 Photography Copyright © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Rainbow Resonance at Mind’s Eye Program,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
June 4, 2012
Photography Copyright © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum





Extreme Kids and Crew



Rainbow Resonance has been presented to autistic children at Extreme Kids and Crew, Brooklyn, a playground haven for autistic children, on February 23rd, 2012, at Queens Museum of Art, Autism Awareness Month, on April 22, 2012 and at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Music Therapy Program Open House, on June 28, 2012. The goal is to provide a safe and engaging environment where children can interact to reinforce and build social skills through dance, play and music.


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Extreme Kids and Crew, Brooklyn, February 23rd, 2012
Photography by Kate Milford



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Extreme Kids and Crew, Brooklyn, February 23rd, 2012
Photography by Kate Milford





Special children interacting with Rainbow Resonance at MS Viewpoint Ltd



On July 13, 2010 two special children, Alexandros and Zoe, were invited with their families and friends to experience Rainbow Resonance at MS Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia. This was the first time Rainbow Resonance was presented to children with special needs. It was a thrill to discover that the children responded vividly and enjoyed the piece. I did not know until the end of the evening that Zoe was blind. This moving experience of the two children’s reaction was the start of my work in the special needs community. Below are images and a video of the evening’s event.

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children, Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia, July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children,
Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia,
July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children, Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia, July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children,
Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia,
July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children, Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia, July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children,
Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia,
July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children, Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia, July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children,
Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia,
July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children, Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia, July 13th 2010

Rainbow Resonance presented to special children,
Ms Viewpoint Ltd, Nicosia,
July 13th 2010