Loss / Recovery / Decay explores our relationship to loss as one of entropy. - Carl Bajandas
I implemented the sound design and programming for Carl Bajandas' large format "unstable crystal color field" painting which shifts slowly over time from blue to black due to a chemical reaction:
In reaction to this change, custom audio generation software creates a corresponding sound-scape. As an instrument Loss / Recovery / Decay takes agency away from the 'player' and cedes it entirely to the chemical process.
Loss / Recovery / Decay - sound design excerpt
Presented at the Carnegie Mellon MFA Thesis Exhibition in Pittsburgh PA, March 2014.
Carl developed the painting and it's process as well as a general description for the sound design. I wrote both a camera color tracker which ran on an embedded computer and live audio generation which shifted between layers of drone tones and chaotic noise.