Violin Power
Steina, 1969 - 1978, 10'07''

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'Violin Power' is an ongoing work, with experiments dating back to 1969. It is a study of the relationship between music and electronic image, in which Steina's violin becomes an image generating tool. The sounds, movements and vibrations of the violin affect the sculptural patterns and images that we see in live performances, and video documentations. Originally interfacing the sounds of her acoustic violin with a microphone, the classically trained Steina performed for a camera on the violin which was connected to multiple image-processing devices. Since 1991 these acoustic demonstrations have been replaced by performance using a 5-string Zeta Violin with MIDI output, allowing for a much wider variety of control. Since the late nineties Steina has used a PowrBook and the software program Image/ine, which she developed at STEIM in consultation with Tom Demayer. Read more...

  • Date: 1969 - 1978
  • Length: 10'07''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: abstraction, music (artwork genre), sound (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: perception, video (subject), sound (subject), music (subject), electronics, interaction sound/image