Interstices 8.17.09 is from a series of pieces created using PSHIVA, a real-time performance system for audio-visual improvisation/composition. A particle system simulation is manipulated using a control interface, to evoke the rich tactile and nuanced gestures typical of non-idiomatic music improvisation. While the PSHIVA software is also able to import and work with images, Interstices 8.17.09 adheres to the restrictions of the Punto y Raya Festival in avoiding figuration. Dedicated to Irving Rosenthal; from Sheeper: "I lift mine arms and cause the Northern Lights to glow and spiral with my magic finger.
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Bill Hsu works with electronics and real-time animation systems. He has performed in the US, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
He teaches and does research in the Department of Computer Science at San Francisco State University.
Lives in San Francisco·CA, USA. +info