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Max/MSP/Jitter

My latest venture into interactive/new media and something I’ve been wanting to do since I left London many moons ago. Max/MSP/Jitter uses patches to construct audio/visual interfaces which respond to live and recorded data. I have been working with some of the tutorials and the ones I have found the most useful so far are the two shown above.

The first behaves very much like the old iTunes visualiser, drawing shapes in response to audio amplitude. The second behaves like theremin, changing pitch according to the RGB values captured through the laptop’s camera.

It’s a start, I’m looking forward to seeing what else Max can do, will also hope to share some video examples too.

Jabberwocky – from the archive.

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Jabberwocky – laser cut, coptic bound book.

Mandelbulb test animation – update

As a follow-up to the previous post, here’s a link to a low resolution animation test on my Vimeo channel:

Mandelbulb 3D test render. from Marion Tregartha on Vimeo.

I am planning on doing a series of animations using Baroque organ music as the background, more news to follow.

Mandelbulb 3D test on my new computer…

Here’s a couple of test renders – animation to follow!

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Included in SIGGRAPH DAC gallery!

http://siggrapharts.ning.com/photo/photo/listFeatured?xg_source=msg_feat_photo

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Litanies

I am currently working on a collaborative piece based upon the French composer and organist Jehan Alain’s seminal piece – Litanies.

I first heard this piece in 2013 during a tour with Simon Brett and a choir at Exeter Cathedral, UK. I have heard it a few times since then and have subsequently felt inspired to work on an animation based upon this  piece.

The piece, composed in 1939 in the atonal style, is influenced on a train journey and later dedicated to one of  Alain’s sisters who died tragically in a climbing accident not soon after the piece was created.

The self-similar repetition of the musical phrases lends itself to the reiteration of a visual fractal, hence my interest and keenness to work with this piece.

Simon Brett played Litanies as the finale to his organ recital at Dunblane Cathedral in July 2015 – the recording  of this is the audio soundtrack to my project. My thanks to Simon and everyone up there for this.

I have been working Mandelbulber and have tonight found some amazing images:

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Narratives of Transformation, Their Story , Our Story

My contribution to this brilliant Heritage Lottery Funded Project.

The piece is entitled “The First Half Hour” .

It commemorates the opening minutes of the Battle of the Somme. My paternal grandfather, Private Fred Tregurtha (No. 28782) took part in this. He was one of the 11th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, otherwise known as the ‘Accrington Pals’

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Exhibition at the Atrium, University Centre  Blackburn College.
Wednesday 25 – Friday 28 November 2015.

Experimental Fractal Animation…