Thin Red Line

Thin Red Line
Paul O'Donoghue
6'09 · video comp. · colour
2011 | Dublin, Ireland | New York City·NY, USA
RVM · PyR Festival 2014


Voltage controlled video synthesis for simultaneous sound and image creation.

Digital video editing for audio visual composition.

Thin Red Line uses split screen to juxtapose four simplistic audio visual elements which build to a new rhythmic and harmonic complexity.

The source material was recorded live in the experimental TV Studio New York, using 70’s technology.

Simple tones, buzzes and glitches were transformed into visual representations via voltage controlled video synthesis.
What you see is what you hear.

The soundtrack is not an addition to the video, it was created by the juxtaposition of the video recording with the audio track in tact.

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