image manipulation soundtrack

A live performance at ars electronica 2000 using found footage from surveillance cameras and satellites.

with markus decker, joachim schnaitter, gerda palmetshofer

everything that the mechanical eye records.
found footage from cctv surveillance cams, traffic cams, earth observation satellites, atm cash machines cams, motion tracking and image analysis. streams from public places and private spheres, by day and night, of human beings, of vehicles, of planets.

the sequence of these videos and the rhythm of their cuts from one scene to the next are triggered by signals in the sequencer’s midi stream, thus not under human control. the compressed, imperfect image contains traces of its history in the form of compression artefacts, out-of-focus, pixelation. the signal becomes the image reality.

so called architecture-tracks are built from individual frequencies, without any implementation of standard instruments or instrument samples. a abstract from the conventionally track and instrument structures and a analysis of the percussive frequency -scale -modulation … how to build and extract.