jon/bellona
Portfolio

Real-Time Electronic Composition

Acoustic Writing

Music Software

Master's Thesis: Biofeedback Performance Composition

Other Materials

Writing Sample

Presentations/Programs

Repertory List

CV / Resume

Running Expressions

Heart-rate monitor, two Nintendo Wiimotes, and two dual-axis accelerometers (2011-12)

Running Expressions is a real-time performance composition written primarily in Kyma and Max/MSP. By capturing live physiological data, music is created and controlled within an 8-channel and video projection environment. The musical performance narrates a distance run, the psychological and emotional impacts of a running experience.

+ Download Documentation .pdf and the performance software (Max/MSP/Jitter, OSCulator, and Processing) files. (.zip, 11.5 MB)

+ Download Kyma performance audio files. (.zip, 45.3 MB)

+ Download Thesis documentation separately. (.pdf, 11.2 MB)


Kinect-Via- Interface Series

Max/MSP Interface series for OpenNI framework and the XBox Kinect (2011-12)

Kinect-Via- is a Max/MSP interface series for composers wanting to route and map user-tracking data from the XBox Kinect. The interface series complements four different OpenNI applications, namely OSCeleton, Synapse, Processing's simple-openni library, and Delicode's NIMate. All Max/MSP interfaces communicate using OSC (Open Sound Control) messages and are performance-ready, meaning that all routing and system options may be changed in real time. The Kinect-Via- interfaces offer a tangible solution for anyone wishing to explore user tracking with the Kinect for creative application. The interface currently has over 1000 downloads globally. Note: Tested with Max 5 and OSX 10.6.8.

White paper (.pdf)

Kinect-Via-OSCeleton. (.zip)
OSCeleton application

Kinect-Via-Synapse. (.zip)
Synapse application

Kinect-Via-Processing. (.zip)
Processing library

Kinect-Via-NIMate. (.zip)
NImate application

AUU (And Uh Um)

Wacom Tablet, Kyma (2010)

Humans fill uncomfortable moments between thoughts, not with spaces of silence, but instead with principally three noticeable sounds: "and", "uh", and "um". "AUU" explores the spaces between our thoughts, as well as the use of the three common words that mask these silences.

All sounds were designed using KYMA, and mapped to the Wacom Tablet for performance. Originally performed and recorded for 8 channels, this mix was balanced for stereo. Please wear headphones to take advantage of the full audio spectrum.

+ View the score.



Fahrenheit 451

Flute, Bassoon, Piano (2012)

Fahrenheit 451, commissioned by the Taihei Ensemble, is a composition for flute, bassoon, and piano. Fahrenheit 451 takes its inspiration, in part, from the novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury. Four hundred and fifty one degrees is the temperature at which paper burns, and the piece explores the character and movement of fire. The character of the piece is demarcated by the tempo: 'pleasantly burning.' Simultaneously, through the instrumentation and counterpoint, the work hints at the complex relationships between three of the main characters from the novel: Captain Beatty, Montague, and Clarisse McClellan.

+ View the score.

Writing Sample

Published work and my Master's documentation.

Kinect-Via: Max/MSP Performance Interface Series for Kinect's User Tracking via OSC
(2012) LIPAM: Live Interfaces: Performance, Art, Music (Leeds University, Leeds, UK)


Sound Pong: An Interactive Exploration of Sound Space
(2012) SLEO: Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA)


Running Expressions: Physiological Monitors and Motion Sensors Mapped for Musical Performance
(2011) Master's Thesis (University of Oregon, Eugene, OR)


Sonic Dog Tags: Expressive Algorithmic Composition from Parsed Department of Defense Casualty Notices
(2011) IMAC: Interactive Media Arts Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark)


Presentations/Programs

Presentation list and concert program sample from the past few years.

Includes:
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2012,
Live Interfaces: Performance, Art, Music (LIPAM) 2012,
Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) 2012,
Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS) 2011 and 2012,
Future Music Oregon (FMO) 2010, 2011, 2012, and
Interactive Media Arts Conference (IMAC) 2011.


Presentations composition intermedia paper
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(download PDF) Concert Program Examples. Also shown below.



SEAMUS 2012: Lawrence University, Lawrence, WI



LIPAM 2012, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom



SLEO 2012, Louisiana State Univeristy, Baton Rouge, LA



KISS 2012, St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN



KISS 2011, Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal



Master's Thesis Recital, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR



Repertory List

Repertory list of compositions & installations from the past three years.

(download PDF) Repertory List. Also shown below.


Compositions

Fahrenheit 451, (Flute, Bassoon, Piano) 2012

Zero-Crossing, (Fixed Media: Kyma) music for two dancers and animated projections 2012

Colony, (Fixed Media: Kyma) music for flash-mob dance and projections 2012

Running Expressions, (Heart-Rate Monitor, two Nintendo Wiimotes, two JeeNode Accelerometers: Kyma, Max/MSP, Processing, OSCulator) 2011-2012

The Snow, (Fixed Media: Kyma) music for short film 2012

Couch Sessions EP, (Music, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Vocals, Bass) four song EP for band Confidant 2012

Seventy-Seven, (Music) music for short film 2011

Diamond, (Music, Sound FX) music for short film 2011

Pong, (Four performers, Four Nintendo Wii controllers: Max/MSP, Kyma) 2011

Sonic Dog Tags, (Fixed Media: Python, Max/MSP, Processing) collection of nine songs 2011

Dialogue: Energetic Etude, (Flute and Live Electronics: Kyma) 2010

Unresolved Peace, (Flute and Live Electronics: Kyma) 2010

AUU (And Uh Um), (Wacom Tablet: Kyma) 2010


Installations and Intermedia Work

Treason of Images, (Processing) video for solo dance, (sub)Urban Projections, Eugene, OR Nov. 14, 2012

Graffiti, (iPad, TouchOSC, Processing) interactive installation for iPad, (sub)Urban Projections, Eugene, OR Nov. 7, 10, 14, 2012

Kinect-Via- interface series, (Max/MSP, Processing) performance software 2012

Human Chimes, (Kinect, Processing, Max/MSP, Kyma) interactive installation, (sub)Urban Projections Film Festival, Eugene, OR Nov. 9, 2011

Graffiti, (iPad, TouchOSC, Processing) interactive installation for iPad, (sub)Urban Projections, Eugene, OR Nov. 9, 16, 23, 2011

The Goddess Re:Membered, (IR Camera, Projector, Isadora, Max/MSP) interactive installation, Fringe Festival, Eugene, OR April 1-10, 2011

Sequence, (iPod Touch, TouchOSC, Isadora, Max/MSP), Millrace 2, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR March, 2011

Interactive Mirror, (Live Camera, Isadora) Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR February, 2011

Boxed!, (Fixed Media, Cardboard) Washburn Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR May, 2010

Patch It In!, (Fixed Media, Guitar Pedals, 1/4" Patch Bay) The Foundry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR April, 2010


Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Current Curriculum Vitae.

(download PDF) CV/Resume Also shown below.