An Interview With Perry Cook by Nick Hwang on behalf of ElectroTap at the Symposium for Laptop Orchestras and Ensembles, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – April 2012 In April 2012, on behalf of Electrotap (Jesse Allison and Tim Place) I got to sit down and chat with Perry Cook, professor emeritus at Princeton University. We met while Louisiana [...]
LSU recently featured me on their Eye on a Tiger Series. I'm humbled and honored to be included with the other featured students.
Art & Technology Show Three works of interactive sights and sounds by Tom Lapann, Nick Hwang, Meg Scuderi, David Williams, James Kimura-Green, Tahjah Krauss, and Sarah Jones. September 7-14, 2012 Foster Gallery, LSU Reception: September 7, 7pm Pieces Coelocyte is an environment of light, sound, and texture. A responsive organism made from natural and industrial [...]
'What the Pluck' is the third piece in the What the What series. This piece features a solo cellist, laptop performers in four musical sections, and a conductor. All musicians read their parts on staff paper. More media on this project soon to come. -Nick
[ Construction no. 1 ] (interactive installation) addresses concepts of resonance, feedback, deconstruction, and inundation in the contexts of sound, music, and social media. The installation is a collection of position-aware resonant acrylic cubes, that, depending on their placement, respond with varying audio and projected visual. http://youtu.be/bWEzRxS7Oz8 http://youtu.be/zD6R4b679LI Social Structure [ Construction [...]
Bugs in the System | 2011 Bugs in the System is a (prototype) installation piece using Arduino, Sharp IR distance sensors, Max/MSP, HexBug bugs, LEGO’s, contact microphones, and a metal maze, where the location of battery powered Hexbugs bugs, in relation to a track, determines the sonic outcomes. The entire premise is based on ‘bugs’: [...]
June 10: I've been learning ComputerVision, using Max/MSP. This work uses Infrared Red lights, on each block, as markers to indicate areas for social media artifacts to be projected on.
Here are a couple videos I've made, as I learn a little bit of color tracking in Max/MSP. The next step is defining the rectangular area between the colored dots. And then putting an image in that area.
Nick Hwang | WTFreq | Spring 2011 WTFreq is a piece for four wii-mote performers and four laptops. The piece is a followup to What the Bells, 2010. The piece uses demonstrative wii-mote moments to visually differentiate four types of sound synthesis. Automated instructions are displayed on each performers laptop display. The instructions include information [...]
GUA is a live manipulation and sampling digital instrument for laptop and iPad. Document on the development of GUA - [ PDF ] GUA uses live manipulation modules of pitch shift, delay, chorus flanging, filtering, and reverb. A 6-sampler array allows for varied or multiple inputs, variable playback rate, and adjustable scrubbing area. [...]
'What the Bells' is a musical piece that involves Wiimote, Laptop, and (recently added) iPhone/iPad. 'What the Bells' involves a 4 Bell players, each with Wii-Motes and laptop running a client Max patch. A central laptop sends performer instructions via OSC. Global parameters such as timbre changes and delay, controlled by iPhone or iPad, are [...]