Four Dimensions is my working title for the work commissioned by the Orlando Philharmonic for next April 21st.

Recently, the engineer developing the wireless conducting baton, Marc Pinsky, and the Visual Artist, Nathan Selikoff, met for the first time over lunch. The generation of ideas that sparked up between these two highly creative men were fun to watch and I caught a bit of video of their conversation with my iPhone.
At this juncture, Marc is planning to use the video tracking abilities of MaxMSP software and a camera to track color from a colorful baton tipped with a light source. He had tried using a visible red light before the meeting, but found the haloing and distortion untenable. He was now considering diffusing and spreading that light source with a ping pong ball like material.
Marc is busy testing.

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    Alice trumpy

    13 10 2011

    Keith, Your music just makes my heart beat faster. I am so proud of you.

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    Kevin

    13 10 2011

    I hope the conductor gets a chance to weigh in on baton design. He may prefer light quick motions which may be difficult to track if the camera is too far. He may also like broad sweeping gestures which would leave a close camera field. Why not an accelerometer data sent over 802.15.4 rf?

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