Postdoc Ohio State

Audiovisual

ABAB (excerpts)

Performed at The Bridge in Charlottesville (VA) on May 10 2019

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is an audiovisual piece for 360 projection and 16 channels submitted for the CobeFest at Virginia Tech. The sample posted below is an excerpt rendered for flat screen and stereo audio. The audiovisual objects in the video are designed to rotate around the audience both as visuals and audio. This work is a good representation of the current state of my research, how it is interested in the audiovisual binding of the objects and how the binding affects the perception of the musical texture.

Variazioni su Space Invader

for two cellos, electronics and visuals, mov.1

This video constitutes the audio visual component of my piece for two cellos, visuals and electronics. It was commissioned by the Nebula Ensemble and was performed in Denver, Colorado, on April 27. In this work I focus on creating a tight-knit, “low level” perceptual connection between aural and visual elements. While the sounds are timbrally manipulated re-synthesis of prerecorded cello sounds the visuals are careful representations of the sounds in their innermost detail. To achieve the kind of nuance I am referring to, I store and process the “composition” as a set of matrices that can then be rendered as sound and visuals simultaneously; this approach allows me to avoid the cumbersome and expensive routine of analyzing sound, usually a required step for most audio–visual pieces.

Publications

“The OM Composer Book vol. III”

https://www.amazon.com/OM-Composers-book-3/dp/2752102836

https://michelezaccagnini.blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/OMComposer_Zaccagnini_final.pdf

Tutorials

Interactive

Recently I have joined forces with the Consciousness Hacking team of Mikey Seigel to work on Group Flow. I developed some sonification patches mostly with granular techniques