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Current Suite No. I
Released: 01.02.2019
Informed and inspired by Scan Processors of the early 1970’s such as the Rutt/Etra video synthesizer, “Current Suite No.1” uses the oscillographic medium as an opportunity to bring the observer closer to the signal. Through a technique known as “vector-rescanning”, one can program and produce complex encoded wave forms that can only be observed through and captured from analog vector displays. These signals modulate an electron-beam of a cathode-ray tube where the resulting phosphorescent traces reveal a world of hidden forms. Both the music and imagery in each of these videos were recorded as live compositions, as if they were intertwined two-way conversations between sound and visual form to produce a unique synesthetic experience.

“Current Suite No.1” consists of the following four videos:

Volterrain A (4:41) - (1.9gb)
Displacement Fields (6:17) - (2.5gb)
Needle Point (5:14) - (2gb)
Volterrain B (5:06) - (2gb)

Total running time: 21:18
Format: QuickTime .mov
Resolution: HD 1080p
Codec: H.264, Linear PCM

Produced by nuuun.
Played, recorded and edited at the Bowman Suite, Santiago de Chile, January 2016 and April 2017.
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The “nuuun” project formed as a trio consisting of Atom™, Jahnavi Stenflo and Nathan Jantz. It began as an experiment with a common interest in live audio-visual compositions by which sound and images produced are derived from the same set of signals. Just as synthesizers can produce sound, they can also produce images. In essence, by interchangeably using frequencies that we can both see and hear, “nuuun” aims to give a new perspective on the relationship between sound and image.
tags: Video
c + p, AtomTM_Audio_Archive 2019