《Messa di Voce》
Golan Levin (US)
The audience is welcomed to vocalize or to move, this work will respond to the sounds and movements they make.
Messa di Voce was created by Golan Levin and Zach Lieberman originally for stage performance.
It responds to sounds of all kinds of wavelength, such as coughs, screams, meows or barks. . . and transforms them into visions.
The audience is welcomed to speak, sing or cry out as they want and their voices to be “seen” through this installation.
Messa di Voce was a recipient of Honorary Mention at the 2006 Ars Electronica.
Taro Suzuki (Japan)
A bubble-making machine creates geometric patterns, Water Canvas is a work flavored with oriental appeal.
Taro Suzuki precisely calculates the water flows with a digital-mechanical device to blow bubbles that array in
particular positions and form a transparent screen. The crystal nature of water carries out an ambiance of Zen.
In an age when everything is largely shaped by technology, the artist is still pursuing the irreplaceable aesthetic
experience with ever updated technology.
Ludger Brummer (DE)
Ludger Brummer was born and raised in Germany; he obtained his diploma in psychology/sociology in 1983,
and studied composition with Nicolaus A. Huber and Dirk Reith between 1983 and 1989. He had been employed as a
visiting lecturer / research fellow in varies universities in Europe and America. Currently he works as a director of the Institute
for Music and Acoustics at the Center for Arts and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM).
He was invited by Digital Art Festival Taipei to perform at the closing event; he is going to perform three pieces, each
combines with moving images and sound art. There will be three projections on screens and Brnmmer himself will present live
electronics and videos; this event will take place in Zhongshan Hall on 18 November 2006.
Kaffe Matthews (UK)
Sonic Bed_Taipei is a purpose built portable venue which plays music that moves for the prone
bodies of an audience, who can come lie in the bed alone or together. Subtle, dynamic, at times beyond hearing, Sonic
Bed plays music to feel rather than just listen to. Sonic Bed_Taipei is a localized version of Sonic Bed_London, which
was commissioned by Electra for Her Noise 2005, is a central pin in the research project “music for bodies”
(www.musicforbodies.net) and was awarded a Distinction in Digital Musics at Prix Ars Electronica, 2006.
Its unique software instrument is built in collaboration with David Muth. Music for bodies is sponsored by e-2.org
FBI.TechArt (Center for Art and Technology at Taipei
National University of the Arts)
Creative Directors：XN Hsu、Jinyao Lin
Technology Surpervisor：Jinyao Lin
Website Designers：Carven Chen、XN Hsu
Multimedia Designers：Ying-Chung Chen、Jiun-Shian Lin、Meng-Chieh Yu
Visual Designers：Ming-Ta Hsieh、Shih-Chang Lin
Plastic Artists：Keng-Hau Chang、Geng-Hwa
In the era of digital technology, collective behaviors are permeated with the enormous influence coming from new media.
It dominates our ideology, our lifestyle, our political standing and our moral standards as well as all the factors of
Million Heartbeats is constituted by the identities and momentum of the participants through an interactive network.
The audience establishes their personal information via wireless detector ZigBee before participating in "The Encounter
of an Egg and a Sperm". Their heartbeats and movements that reflect their emotions will give vitality and perception
to a pair of twin babies, thereby deciding how they will be growing up.
Special thanks to the Network & Multimedia Institue in Institute for Information Industry, it provides with the
amazing technology and functions of the ZigBee. And the Image and Vision Lab in Graduate Institute of Networking
Multimedia at National Taiwan University, it provides with the sofisticated technology of the Biofeedback system.