Wenqi Li

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SHOWCASE
New Interface for Musical Expression 2017, Littlefield
Dec 3, 2017

Frequence Sweep #1, babycastles
Dec 17, 2017


TOOLS: custom circuits, surveillance camera, audio cables/sockets, projection, acrylic, JavaScript, Web Audio, Socket.IO, Electron
ROLE: Creator, Developer, Fabrication

ADMIN is innovative instrument/sound installation. It presents a new sound making object, facial recognition, and compose music in real time. It uses facial recognition data, web audio and interface to create glitch style sound in public space. The concept is to talk about the interdepent rivalry of huamn being and surveillance system. The reaction of audiences, survelliance behaviors and live acting are integrated in the performance.

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The idea of using audio jack guestures is inspired by Martin Messier's field, the powerful guestures of pluging in and pulling out, when applying to human body, will become a sufferring and struggle expression for both physical body and emotion.

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ADMIN has a customized electron application based on Web Audio(Tone.js, Nexus.js), web RTC, dom glitch library and socket.io. The application is a control center, doing digital modulation, data processing, audio mixing, and generating video mapping sketch and controlling performance stages.

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The electron app processes the surveillance camera activities to modulate the sound input, which includes turning on/off input channels, changing output delay, changing output panner, changing modular envolopes.

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