I’ve already shown how the SudoGlove Control System can be used to synthesize simple music. However, I used my enrollment in a digital music class this past semester as an opportunity to further expand the capabilities of the SudoGlove as a performance medium. In the video below, you can see some examples of how I interfaced the SudoGlove with live performances. In addition to using the sudoglove, I also employed RGB light wands that I created, as well as some advanced audio and video processing programs crafted in the “Pure Data” programming language. All source files are available for download below.
Performance 1 (watch the whole thing on my second youtube channel)
- Margaret wears the SudoGlove, and uses it to trigger sound effects, including a gunshot sound.
- After I wrestle it away, I utilize it to synthesize some of the background music on the fly.
- RGB light wands cycle colors in a predetermined pattern for this performance.
Performance 2 (watch the whole thing on my second youtube channel)
- Margaret is adding effects to her voice on-the-fly using the desktop computer.
- A program written in “Pure Data” on my computer captures the live audio data and extracts key frequencies and partials that are used to determine a “mood” for the music.
- The “mood” data is transmitted wirelessly to the RGB light wands where it changes the color and brightness of the LEDs accordingly.
- That same data adjusts the hue of the visualizer shown on the projector screen.
- The program also utilizes live volume information to modulate the size of the visualizer.
- The visualizer is generated in real-time from a webcam feed of the dancer + light sticks. I wear the sudoglove, and flex my finger to adjust the intensity of the kaleidoscope effect shown on the screen.
- Moving my hand around in 3D space corresponds directly to the movements of the visualizer on the projector screen. When I sweep my hand to the left, the visualizer moves to the left. I can move it up and down in the same fashion.