Deep Space 8K


Quayola (IT) / Seta (IT)

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Wed Sep 8, 2021, 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Wed Sep 8, 2021, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Thu Sep 9, 2021, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Fri Sep 10, 2021, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Linz, Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Impermanent Paintings

Transient – Impermanent paintings is an audiovisual concert performed on a Steinway Spirio D grand piano and conducted in collaboration with generative algorithms. Hyper-realistic digital brushstrokes articulate endlessly on a large-scale projection as if on a real canvas. Each brushstroke is sonified with a piano note, creating polyphonic synesthetic landscapes. As veritable pictorial material, the algorithm becomes the real, tangible subject. Transient marks the beginning of a new direction in Quayola Studio, where experimentation extends to sound through unconventional generative systems. A new software has been developed ad hoc for this project, allowing images and sound to be seamlessly interconnected. The piano, an emblem of musical tradition, synthesize technological and human features: by reproducing hand movements, it acts as a link with the human realm, while at the same time performing non-human virtuosity. This project features Quayola’s studio collaborator and musician Andrea Santicchia, aka Seta. In Transient, he has fused his personal experience into the studio’s research, contributing significantly to the development of new lines of enquiry.


Quayola (IT) / Seta (IT)

Transient is presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Vienna. We thank for kind support!