RCVM has commissioned Hugi Guðmundsson and Bret Battey the composition of a live cinema session to be premiered at the Reykjavík Visual Music - Punto y Raya Festival 2014.
This is the first time that Battey (awarded first prize at PyR 2007 for his spectacular Mercurius) is creating only the visuals for one of his works; Hugi is composing the music based on initial visual sketches they worked out together on a two-day session in July, 2013.
This audiovisual concert will also mark a return for Battey to perform visuals live. He is creating performance mechanisms that will allow him to control timings and subtleties carefully in realtime, so he can interact fluidly and spontaneously with the pianist Tinna Thorsteinsdottir, as chamber music performers.
So far, the composition has entailed converting elements of Battey’s Brownian Doughnut Warper filter into Open Frameworks, and optimizing for realitme performance. Max/MSP controls the Open Frameworks application through Open Sound Control.