Object Opera - A hybrid interactive audio-visual installation
The keyboard-activated installation is a huge multi-media assemblage constructed of hybrid instrument/object sculptures, mechanical devices, and other audio-visual constructions that makes music, creates motion, and projects images at the stroke of a key. Each key triggers a different sound, light, and/or movement activating such things as slide and video projectors, radios, neon tubes, numerous lights and shadows, tape recorders, modified appliances, solenoids, and motors strumming amplified and acoustic strings and other resonant objects that are part of the instrument/structures. Low tech, mechanical, no computers.
This keyboard allows the viewer/participant to improvise and animate an urban symphony of chance, harmony, and chaos as function and form collide in a collage of hyper-active hardware; a solo anxious object opera.