A Diamond forms under pressure

A Diamond forms under pressure
Paul O'Donoghue
6'12 cgi colour
2008 | Dublin, Ireland
Punto y Raya Festival 2011


"A Diamond Forms Under Pressure" is an anomaly existing somewhere between experimental film and music video.
An improvised electronic soundtrack drives proprietary software, which analyses the audio’s frequency content and generates a cogent synchronous image in real-time by manipulating points in three dimensional virtual space. Frequencies push and pull against each other stabilising or agitating the central image.

The soundtrack was recorded live and is a combination of bowed glockenspiel and wine glasses.

Paul O'Donoghue
Paul O'Donoghue _Ocusonic

1973 | Dublin, Ireland

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Paul O'Donoghue_Ocusonic, is an Irish composer/ audio visual artist based in Dublin. Ireland. He has released music under a number of pseudonyms for a variety of labels and produced music for television and radio. His audio visual work has screened internationally at more than 200 festivals in over 45 countries.

His current work is entirely audio visual and explores a disparate collection of methods and techniques for the creation of visual music. Underpinning all of these disciplines is Ocusonics, the real-time generation of synchronous audio and visual material.

Lives in Dublin, Ireland.   +info