Skeleton tracking with the Kinect and OSCulator

Nathan Cornes has written a tutorial on how to integrate together the Kinect, Synapse (a skeleton tracking software compatible with the Kinect) and the NETLab toolkit.

Your Fox’s, A Dirty Gold

From Alexander Schubert:

“Your Fox’s A Dirty Gold” is an interactive performance piece for a singer with motion sensors, electric guitar, live-electronics and lights. “Fox” is what you could describe as a modern pop song (a love song actually). It incorporates elements of contemporary and experimental electronic music in the domain of pop music.

I like this piece, it reminds me the sounds of the No Wave style, and some early Zappa, but in a more contemporary form.

This is only the trailer, but you can watch the whole piece by visiting Alexander’s website.

The concept is to link all involved elements to the movement and gestures of the performer. This allows the singer to control, trigger and shape in time all technical and musical parts of the composition in real time. The software MAX/MSP is used to control the live electronics and the DMX lights. They are driven by the upper body movement of the singer and the electric guitar interface. The aim of this technical concept is to establish an embodiment of the involved electronic apexes of the piece in order to make it perceivable and controllable like a regular acoustic instrument.