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Christian Bannister

Christian Bannister

Subcycle Labs

The Subcycle instrument is a series of gestural processes and techniques that allows the musician to shape audio and visual aspects of live performance, simultaneously and in real-time. With multi-touch interaction it is possible to manipulate multiple characteristics of a sound directly and visually. Ultimately this project hopes to create a common visual language and experience for the electronic musician and the audience by enhancing the perception of sound and music on both sides.  Subcycle Labs is bridging the gap between sound visualization and musical instrument.The project is focused on bringing the techniques and processes of electronic music and studio production to live performance.

Christian Bannister is the founder and creative director of Arxi Creative. He has been conceptualizing, designing, and developing award winning interactive experiences for over fifteen years. He became interested in new media and interactive design as a cross over from his experience composing and performing electronic music in the early 90’s. His process has evolved to include both visual design and development.  In 2001 Christian was awarded an MFA from the UCLA department of Design | Media Arts . The program helped him discover his interest in site-specific interactive projects and installations and develop his formal skills and break away from more conventional industry process.

In 2006 Christian relocated to Portland to work with Second Story Interactive Studios where he found new challenges developing rich media for exhibit design and architecture working with projects as diverse as the Library of Congress in Washington DC to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.  In 2010 Christian formed Arxi creative to explore his interest in creative coding and installation projects.

Documentation online:

project blog:  http://www.subcycle.org/

professional website:  http://www.arxi-creative.com/

flickr set:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/16552313@N00/4288846805/in/set-72157626593767729/lightbox/#/photos/16552313@N00/5719560044/in/set-72157626593767729/lightbox/

video documentation:  http://www.vimeo.com/user2148150/videos