Static Cling, a computer music video by Bill Alves
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.
Commercially distributed on the internet by CinemaNow.com.
- July 2002 Los Angeles: Gallery 825
- Mar. 2002 MNN-TV Cable New York City
- Feb. 2002 Stony Brook University
- Nov. 2001 University of Virginia: Technosonics
- Nov. 2001 Claremont CA: Harmony of Sound and Light
- June 2001 Louisiana State University: "High Voltage Cinema for the Ears"
- May 2001 Boston MA: Northeastern University
- Apr. 2001 Alliance OH: Mount Union College
- Apr. 2001 Babson College, Boston Cyberarts Festival
- Apr. 2001 Claremont CA: MicroFest 2001
- Apr. 2001 New York City: Roulette Sonic Circuits VIII
- Mar. 2001 Sofia, Bulgaria: National Art Academy
- Mar. 2001 Baton Rouge LA: SEAMUS National Conference
- Oct. 2000 New York City: Snacontt Arts (cable television show)
- Aug. 2000 Orange County CA: Dropserene (cable television show)
- July 2000 Minneapolis MN: Multiplex 5 film festival
- June/July 2000 Los Angeles: Hummadruz Global Sounds Film Festival
- May 2000 Claremont CA: MicroFest 2000
- Feb. 2000 Bijou Matinee, Manhattan Cable
- Feb. 2000 Pomona College
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Updated on July 24, 2002 by Bill Alves (email@example.com).