synaesthesia playground

networked piano performance

a piano performance using multiple aspects of network technologies, from audio broadcasting to mobile web servers, for a concert of four different pieces, premiered at stony brook university. my main
programming
stage management

synaesthesia playground started as jocelyn ho's doctoral thesis in music performance at stony brook university. articulated around the concept of synaesthesia, the coming together of separate aesthetic domains, i was originally tasked to write an interface between a javascript server, a max application and hardware for illuminating a structure made of plastic fiber, and designed by nobuho nagasawa. the interface ended up being an osc server written in python, listening for osc messages and converting them to hid messages to communicate to the hardware over usb. due to the fact that this interface was crucial to most of the pieces performed, i became the stage manager for the first few performances in new york city.