SELECTED WORKS / Disrupt!on
Places: Monaco, London
Technology: Max6, OSC, OpenGL, Network connection
Role: Author, Performer
Curators: François Larini, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
THIS WORK HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2014 ( INTERACTIVE ART CATEGORY)
A live performance & a sound installation by Julien Bayle, curated by François Larini
The performance takes place on Friday, 28th March 2014 at La Table des Matières (NMNM-Villa Paloma, Monaco)
The audio-visual installation is visible from Thursday, 27th March 2013 to 11th April 2014 at News of the World (The Enclave, London)
As part of its public programme, NMNM – Villa Paloma invites Julien Bayle for a project called disrupt!on, based in Monaco and London.
Julien Bayle is a minimalist digital artist working at the crossroads of sound, visual and digital data. In our era of digital sound and cloud computing, the name itself (blp sounds “bleep”) refers to an electronic sound suddenly appearing in our soundscape, as a noise, an alarm or a tune…
All along several digitally generated and evolving scenes, from a regular continuum to a pure paroxysmal & chaotic noise,
Disrupt!on explores the phenomenon of disturbance. It shows how a deterministic system can progressively evolve to something unpredictable. If inner algorithms evolve themselves, they can also be fed by audience through Internet from everywhere in the world using social networks. The unpredictability increases with the number of humans interacting.
The bleeps can be visualized as a shape, can be heard as a sound glitch, but can also be translated into a behavior that would be new, uncanny and disruptive.
Disrupt!on installation opening show is triggered by the counter-part audio-visual performance in Monaco. The whole performance triggers some Disrupt!on London-Based installation’s processes through Internet using basic communication protocols. This performance is an electronic piece exploring and developing all Disrupt!on piece concepts through a show lasting about 30 min.
The show takes place in the very intimate environment of La Table des Matières. This live performance displays the continuous flow of data and produces sound. The performer interacts with both visuals and sounds, sometimes triggering sequences, sometimes altering the sound itself but every time disturbing the system. Some glitches and random events can occur at anytime.
After the end of the performance, the Disrupt!on installation is fully launched and run as described before.
Everything is based on: one computer + one multichannel sound-system (4 speakers + 1 sub) + 3 video-projectors + one internet connection
The system is at once autonomous, generative & perturbable.
Based on specifically designed algorithms which control and frame the chance, the system produces continuously sounds and visuals.
The system’s core engine handles its own events and triggers visuals and sounds at the same time. This is where the sound & visual interaction takes place.
Each sound, each visual artwork is completely synthesized and generated by the system which, all along multiple sequences, immerses the audience in a new electronic and abstract world. The sound part oscillates between very long evolving drones moments to more percussive & syncopated parts.
Visuals are based on controlled particles system composed by very basic and primitive shapes like circles and squares and all related deviated shapes. The 3 screens are used both as a big screen composed by the three or as three separated screens.
The system can be disturbed and can react to external stimuli. It can react differently for the same stimulus, breaking the law same cause, same effects.
The sounds & visuals could be all recorded and released as an exclusive and unique album.
Some visual samples