April 20th, 2012

Full Sail University 

To finally hear the Orlando Philharmonic play “Four Dimensions” and see Nathan Selikoff‘s work was a wonderfully mind-boggling. What an experience these last two days have been! Thank you, Full Sail University and Orlando Philharmonic! Jim Shelton, an important individual from the Friends of the Philharmonic, snapped some excellent photos of Friday night’s rehearsal and sent them my way.

First Dimension
In this shot, we catch one of the millions of amazing visual moments created in real-time by Nathan Selikoff. In this section the points from the Zero Dimension (earlier) join together to form lines, both musically and visually. These snapshots below, taken by Friends of the Philharmonic member, Jim Shelton, grab but a moment of activity – each one, quite astounding.
Second Dimension
In the second Dimension, three running lines flow together to form planar relationships. Marc and Nathan devised a way that the accelerometer information from the Wii controlled the path of the lines that sped across the screen. Truly fun to watch.
Third Dimension
A build by the the lines and planes in the orchestra, led by the EWI build in intensity, lead us into the third dimension. Slow, rich chords are heard by the orchestra, then each instrument section over which the EWI soars upward and downward to the extreme note registers. Three kite-like searay creatures soar together in a blue sky over a mountain ridge. The music slows to a pregnant repose with repeated piano chords, accompanied by harp, horns and strings.
Fourth Dimension
A powerful sonic interruption rips a hole into the fabric of the three dimensional universe as the kites now blur in and out of the 3rd dimension to the fourth. Musically, all elements heard in previous dimensions are present, as they build to a final climax.
Thank you, Jim Shelton, for your photos – you’ve captured some great moments!


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    24 06 2013

    Hi Keith, I’ve recently heard some of your works and I think they’re brilliant. I just wish I discovered you earlier, so that I could have attended this concert! It must have been a unique event.
    My name is Marco, I’m currently studying Film Scoring and Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music and for my final project I’m trying to create something similar to what you and Marc developed with the WiiRemote.
    It would be amazing to be able to conduct and record tempo maps in real time! But my programming skills are not that good and to create a system that can easily recognize conducting patterns in a smooth way … it’s not an easy task, I’ve already encountered various problems.
    Do you think it could be possible to study the Max patch that you guys used for the Forth Dimension project? That would be extremely helpful, but I’m sure it costed you a lot of work and of course I’m not expecting you to share it for free.
    Please let me know, thank you!

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