Ned - Esp
Materials and setups vary
duration 114 minutes
Ned - Esp is a research on the musical and compositional quality of soccermatches. The work in its primary form is a translation of a particular soccermatch (from the world championships 2014) into musical data. This data can be outputted through different instruments combined in a variety of setups.
The first translation has resulted in the following setup:
four channel audio, black and white video;
1. The sound of players kicking the ball and the sound of the ball bouncing on the ground is played by a kickdrum.
2. The sound of the cheering supporters is translated into a synthesized choir.
It is first isolated from the audio-channel of the footage, then pitch-analysed and transformed into midi-data. This midi data is then played through a virtual instrument which emulates a symphonic choir. The recording of this choir is played through two speakers mounted on the wall.
3. The video channel is being processed through a chain of color-effects. Green is keyed out. Every color left has been changed to either black or white.