Colour Tubes: An Interactive Installation


Watch a video demonstrating the latest installation I created. Description: "Colour Tubes" is an interactive installation that allows us to combine colours, in the form of tubes and cylinders, and create sounds and music. The visitor Read more

Red Stroke from Joan Miro's Blue II


Looking at the red stroke at Joan Miro's Blue II painting, this music came up. Originally written for MusIcon: Blue Read more

"Following the Star to Bethlehem"


“These three wise men are taking a shortcut. There’s only one camel on deck. The other two are below because they get seasick.”  -- James C. Christensen Merry Christmas and may all follow the star Read more

"Mensis October" for choir and orchestra


Finally, after a year, I manage to find the time to finish this composition. I start working on this on October last year and I finish it this October, so the title "Mensis October" Read more

MusIcon™: "Blue II"


Hint: place your mouse over the picture and move it around. Use mouse wheel or double click to zoom in/out. For best experience click full screen. Click the bulb icon for a visual representation of the Read more

Colour Tubes: An Interactive Installation

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Watch a video demonstrating the latest installation I created.

Description:

“Colour Tubes” is an interactive installation that allows us to combine colours, in the form of tubes and cylinders, and create sounds and music. The visitor is invited to connect any coloured tube with any coloured cylinder and move it in front of the screen. When different colours are combined, sound and music is generated depending on various parameters like the colours, the position or the speed of the bicolor tube-cylinder.
Single colours cannot waken the installation and produce sound. In this way, the participant can experiment with the diversity and the importance of composing differing elements or qualities.
“Colour Tubes” is created in C++ using Cinder and OpenCV library. The audio part is designed and generated in Pure Data. Pure Data communicates with the main software in real time via OSC protocol.

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Red Stroke from Joan Miro’s Blue II

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Looking at the red stroke at Joan Miro’s Blue II painting, this music came up.

Originally written for MusIcon: Blue II

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“Following the Star to Bethlehem”

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“These three wise men are taking a shortcut. There’s only one camel on deck. The other two are below because they get seasick.”  — James C. Christensen

Merry Christmas and may all follow the star to your Bethlehem!

This year’s holiday-inspired composition is about the journey of the three wise men to Bethlehem described  in a funny way. The orchestration is inspired by Ippolitov Ivanov and  “The Procession Of The Sardar”. The amazing painting I use in the video is “Three Wise Men in a Boat” by James C. Christensen.

 

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“Mensis October” for choir and orchestra

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Finally, after a year, I manage to find the time to finish this composition. I start working on this on October last year and I finish it this October, so the title “Mensis October” (October month in Latin) is appropriate! It is written for SATB choir and a small orchestra. There are also some body percussion parts (clapping, stomp). Bellow you can read my thoughts and inspiration about the video of this music. Read more

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April’s wallpaper

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Another wallpaper I designed “When You Play” is featured in Smashing Magazine’s Wallpaper Collection for April.

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A toy figure playing a D, photographed on my piano.

You can download the wallpaper in various sizes here

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Smashing Magazine Wallpaper

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My wallpaper “Joy Of Life” is featured in Smashing Magazine’s Wallpaper Collection for February.

Joy of Life - February 2013

“…I get most Joy in life out of Music.” This famous quote from Albert Einstein together with the firsts notes of Handel’s Recorder Sonata in G minor, inspired me to create this wallpaper. I am willing to create a series of wallpapers about the Joy of Music. We’ll see!”

To create this wallpaper, I used my son’s toy figure and an old recorder placed on my office (which I turned it to a small studio for this photo-shoot).

You can download the wallpaper in various sizes here

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Damijan Mocnik’s “Verbum Supernum Prodiens”

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Bellow you can listen to Damijan Mocnik’s “Verbum Supernum Prodiens” performed by Vocal Inventions directed by Olga Alexopoulou. Vocal Inventions is a vocal ensemble at Athens, Greece that I am  a proud member of.

It was recorder live at  Michael Cacoyannis Foundation during the Christmas concert we gave at 20 December 2012.

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