Commissioned by:Arte no Tempo & Festival DME - Dias de Música Electroacústica / AFEA - Conservatório de Música de Seia with the friendly support of Direcção Geral das Artes, Portuguese Ministry of Culture

Thanks to: Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) from the Zurich University of Arts (ZhdK).

Premiere: 4th march 2019, seia, conservatário de música, nadar ensemble

Tracking Reality #1 is a work for three musicians/performers that involves the sonification of images in real time. The images come from different sources: 1) imagined portraits by artificial intelligence or portraits of real people, 2) images of territories at war, or specifically, of places where there has been "collateral damage" caused by drones and 3) collages of "dual realities" by Roman Pfeifer.

The sound produced by the camera/sound synthesis system is programmed to produce sounds identifiable with certain elements of the images. Thus, the movement of the camera over the image generates the sound that changes according to its characteristics such as colour, brightness, etc. The sound is then made heard through transducers that are placed on various resonant bodies that filter the sound according to their own physical characteristics. Tracking Reality #1 is composed of eight scenes in which many other aspects of reality are treated.

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