Voice Windows
Steina, 1986, 8'12''

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"Voice Windows", a work for interactive voice and video, is the result of a collaboration between Steina (who was originally a violinist) and the composer and media artist Joan La Barbara who frequently experiments with vocal techniques. Steina and Woody Vasulka have developed an interactive system where the sound patterns created by La Barbara's voice can be visualized as video images so that sound and image are completely integrated. Hence the specific sounds of La Barbara's voice influence the forms and patterns that appear on screen. Her experimental singing forms 'windows' or grids that open out onto Steina's images of moving landscapes. In "Voice Windows" image and sound combine into an interactive and spatial unity.

  • Date: 1986
  • Length: 8'12''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: sound (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: image, interaction sound/image, music (subject), sound (subject)