Billy Roisz
6'00'' video comp. colour
2012 | Austria
RVM · PyR Festival 2014

Music that pulsates rhythmically to colour clusters, where the images work as a translation of sound structures. In her music video Zounk!, Billy Roisz broke the song "eisenwalzer" of the Austrian band Broken.Heart.Collector apart into its individual musical elements and  translated these into a dense image-sound- texture.

The video is the result of a technical workflow where each music track has a visual feedback. When an instrument sets a tone on the auditory level, the audio signal is transmitted by means of technical equipment for the visual level in order to immediately see the reaction in the image. As in the music piece, the individual tracks are brought together and reciprocally mounted on the visual level.

The auditory and visual levels then intertwine, interact and become a vibrant whole.

Billy Roisz
Billy Roisz


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Since the late 1990s, Billy Roisz has been dealing mainly with video and sound. Her work focuses on  the links and gaps between visual and auditive perception.

Roisz questions the interaction between sound and image, the interchangeability or unity of the electromagnetic signal in the generating machines which creates image or sound.

The realisation of her experiments takes form through live performances, single screen works and audio-visual installations -solo or in collaboration with musicians of experimental music and noise- as well as compositions of new and old music, and dance and theatre pieces.

She is co-organizer/programmer of the annual REHEAT Festival.

Lives in Vienna, Austria.   +info