’she was captain dark down weird’, a two minute, energetic chiptune anthem by montreal artist battle lava sets the sound for an illuminated lab of thirty 24″ imacs. with a mere game boy, battle lava creates novel sounds with the analog waves of yesteryear. the visuals, composed in a single flash document are split for each screen and assigned when desktop orchestra is launched. each display is controlled by a flash applet served by php and can be started and stopped on demand.
desktop orchestra is a personal project made over the course of a year while i studied graphic design in college. it involved composing a synchronized animation of lights for 30 displays, programming in multiple unfamiliar languages, setting up a server, months of trial and error and recording/editing a video. every aspect of this project involves computers and an intimate relationship with their glowing fluorescents and fiery colours. may their waves radiate strong.
‘Desktop Orchestra’ è un suggestivo video musicale creato da northamerican con una potente colonna sonora chiptune dei Battle Lava.
Il video è stato creato sincronizzando 30 (o forse solo 28) iMac da 24″ e un proiettore. Un applet flash controllata via php permette di controllare gli schermi singolarmente per accenderli e spegnerli autonomamente. Il risultato creato è un mix letale di flash e colori. Psichedelia pura.
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