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Using the SudoGlove as a Performance Piece

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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)

  1. Margaret wears the SudoGlove, and uses it to trigger sound effects, including a gunshot sound.
  2. After I wrestle it away, I utilize it to synthesize some of the background music on the fly.
  3. RGB light wands cycle colors in a predetermined pattern for this performance.

Creative Commons LicenseDownload Pure Data Patch for Performance 1
Download the source files for the sudoglove controller

Performance 2 (watch the whole thing on my second youtube channel)

  1. Margaret is adding effects to her voice on-the-fly using the desktop computer.
  2. 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.
  3. The “mood” data is transmitted wirelessly to the RGB light wands where it changes the color and brightness of the LEDs accordingly.
  4. That same data adjusts the hue of the visualizer shown on the projector screen.
  5. The program also utilizes live volume information to modulate the size of the visualizer.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Creative Commons LicenseDownload Pure Data Patch for Performance 2 and Light Wand Code
Download the source files for the sudoglove controller

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