The new podcast from Off The International Radar is up, a sunny, hazy, moody one for our schizophrenic spring this year.
You can also download the mix directly from our site: http://goo.gl/EI0rX
“It employs a cellular automaton type logic I’ve devised to produce sound events.
Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. If any cell encounters a wall, it triggers a pitched sound whose frequency is determined by the xy position of collision, and the cell reverses its direction. If a cell encounters another cell on its way, it turns itself clockwise.
This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. Go add some cells, change their orientation by clicking on them, and press play, experiment, have fun.”
General Chaos have been performing their unique, hand-painted live visual projections at concerts and events in Toronto for over ten years. If you’ve ever been to shows at Wavelength or the Ambient Ping, chances are you’ve seen Steven Lindsey (below left) and Eric Siegerman (below right) flickering fingers or other flotsam over their projectors’ beams. As if the stage were covered in a huge psychedelic painting, this time it’s one that is alive and changing throughout the show. The defining aspect of these ‘translucent light paintings’ is Lindsey’s hand-painted transparent discs, rotating in front of projectors and casting their coruscations upon the stage.