WORKS / ALPHA


Date: 2015
Places: Scopitone Festival - RIAM Festival - MIRAGE Festival - sound:frame - ELEKTRA, Transient Festival, Day for Night, Biennale NEMO
Role: Composer, Programmer, Performer

Artistic statement

ALPHA is a live performance merging sound and visuals into a dense and immersive matter. I designed and composed the first version during the summer 2014 by using a very new creative process. I progressively grew music structures and designed the visuals generation system at the same time. The visual system analyses sound in real time and dynamically generates the elements and structures displayed on the screen during the performance. I created the sound analysis system in order to extract the meaningful elements from the sound at each moment of the performance, feeding the visual generator with information about the noisiness of the sound, its spectrum content and basic time-based data. The visual generator is a complex system I wanted to be able to react to the sound each time differently. I left room for chance (I am talking about “constrained chance”) as a part of the performance. There are no pre- recorded footages used in ALPHA, only 3D rendering, with the idea of producing and generating each time a new matter.

Duration

About 50 minutes.

Requirements

– 1 HD video projector + 1 or 2 or 3 screens
– 1 stereo sound-system

Digipack limited edition

ALPHA (live recording 15.05.15) is now available as a limited edition digipack CD (only 75 copies).
The digipack contains also a unique print of a visual designed with the ALPHA visuals’ system algorithm. At last, it is hand-numbered and signed by Julien Bayle.

ALPHA_Digipack

Pictures & Videos from past gigs

 

ALPHA live performance at ELEKTRA Festival

May 2015 / ELEKTRA Festival / Usine C / Canada – © Gridspace

ALPHA live performance at GRIM / Marseille

October 2014 / RIAM Festival / GRIM / France – © Sigrun Sauerzapfe

ALPHA live performance at GRIM / Marseille

October 2014 / RIAM Festival / GRIM / France – © Sigrun Sauerzapfe

ALPHA

October 2014 / RIAM Festival / GRIM / France – © Sigrun Sauerzapfe

ALPHA live performance at GRIM / Marseille

October 2014 / RIAM Festival / GRIM / France

 

ALPHA live performance at GRIM / Marseille

October 2014 / RIAM Festival / GRIM / France

 

ALPHA live performance at GRIM / Marseille

October 2014 / RIAM Festival / GRIM / France

 

ALPHA live performance at GRIM / Marseille

October 2014 / RIAM Festival / GRIM / France