[ISEA2015] Artists Statement: Katsufumi Matsui, Kazunori Ogasawara, Seiichiro Matsumura, Seiko Okamoto & Cuichi Arakawa – THE 360° SKYLINE SONG PROJECT

Artists Statement

Installation (2014)

The 360° Skyline Song Project is an audio-visual installation that makes sound waves from the visual boundaries between the surrounding scenery and sky. The visual data, made by recording the scenery with a video camera rotating on an angle of 360 degrees, is transformed into sound waves in real time by analyzing each camera frame. This installation implies the instability of the surroundings, by interactively producing sound from changing surroundings and showing the captured movie.

  • Katsufumi Matsui is a Ph.D student in the Graduate school of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include audiovisual installation and interactive art.
  • Kazunori Ogasawara is an engineer of AgIC Inc. He studied control system engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
  • Seiichiro Matsumura is a composer, sound designer and interactive designer. He is Associate Professor of School of Design, Tokyo University of Technology.
  • Seico Okamoto is a graduate student in Space Direction Studio at Tokyo University of the Arts.
  • Cuichi Arakawa is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tokyo.

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