Static Cling, a computer music video by Bill Alves


Duration: 7:48

Notes:
I have been interested in the resonant patterns that emerge from the chaos of our world, in the same way in which you can start to see interesting patterns and shapes in the static screens of interstation tuning. In this piece, I have used a computer to transform the sounds of the nightly ritual chaos of local news broadcasts into abstract timbres and static images into patterns of visual resonance (inspired by my association with computer animation pioneer John Whitney, Sr.). In both cases, the patterns are based on harmonic proportions, known in musical tuning as just intonation.

Static Cling was created on the Macintosh with Csound computer music language, POVRAY computer animation language, and Adobe Premiere.

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Updated on July 24, 2002 by Bill Alves (alves@hmc.edu).