Music from motion – Sarah Angliss

Music from motion – inspired by insects

Composer, thereminist and roboticist Sarah Angliss shows how we can borrow a trick from insects to create music and kinetic works that are sensate to their surroundings, responding instantly and meaningfully to gestures, flying insects and other forms of motion. In this workshop, Sarah introduces the concept of ‘optical flow’ and shows how a webcam coupled with Max/MSP or PureData can be used to create works that are inspired by this form of insect vision. This workshop will include an introduction to the open-source cv.jit algorithms of Jean-Marc Pelletier – algorithms Sarah has been using to create music from the flight of butterflies at London Zoo.