VisuoSonics and Nonagram

Maurice Owen (Developer), Russell Richards (Developer)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Abstract

During 2017-18 the VisuoSonics team (myself and Dr Russell Richards) produced sound activated visuals for Soweto Kinch’s double album Nonagram to be used as visual staging during his American tour featuring this Album. “The album concept revolves around a nine-sided wheel or nonagon. Each musical point along the wheel explores a feature of different numbers or shapes. For instance the track exploring ‘3’ uses frequencies such as 60Hz and relates it to 180Hz (the internal and total angles of an equilateral triangle). Through shifting time signatures, harmony and tonality the music explores how sound can describe incorporeal ideas of mathematics, traveling through each point along a digital system: how music gives form to ideas that can’t be seen in the natural world; or how these fundamentals are expressed in nature or sacred geometry. Taking broad inspiration from bird song and cymatic patterns, to the Egyptian Ennead and Platonic shapes this album will feel like a journey through a hidden world of abstraction.” https://www.soweto-kinch.com/music/
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Owen, M. (Developer), & Richards, R. (Developer). (2018). VisuoSonics and Nonagram. Digital or Visual Products
Owen, Maurice (Developer) ; Richards, Russell (Developer). / VisuoSonics and Nonagram. [Digital or Visual Products].
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