Corebounce currently focuses on a number of projects. The association's defined goal - mediation between art, science and technology - implies that artistic projects are linked to technical projects, and vice versa. Typically, questions raised by artistic ideas are solved by the creation, continuation, or extension of a technical project, accompanied by scientific research. Our technical projects therefore often result in novel software tools which let us express our ideas in an effective and intuitive manner without the need to focus on technical details.
The following list presents current and past Corebounce projects. Latest and most active projects are listed first.
→ Cumulative list of past and upcoming Corebounce works
Regular events at different locations
The project Scheinwerfer is one of our key activities. In the scope of this project, we create the visual experience at various electronic music events since 2001. Our live-composited and sound-driven visuals are designed to emphasise the theme of the event as well as taking into account the architectural framework. Not coincidentally, Singapore's Centro Club has labelled us as "Club Scientists": As stated above, our performances are deeply influenced by the momentary state of the Soundium research software platform. At the same time research is typically induced by specfic artistic performance goals.
Scheinwerfer has performed at some of the coolest locations around the globe, supporting world-class DJs and musicians like Jeff Mills, Rush, Miss Kittin, Dave Clarke, Josh Wink and many more. Currently, the project focuses on the creation of interactive virtual multimedia environments and their integration in the physical world. → More | → Scheinwerfer Site
The Digital Marionette
Ars Electronica Center - Museum of the Future, Linz, Austria. Sept 2006 - Sept 2008
Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland. June 11 - Sept 12 2004
The interactive installation Digital Marionette impressively shows the audience the look and feel of a puppet the multimedia era: The nicely dressed wooden marionette is replaced by a Lara Croft-like character; the traditional strings attached to puppet controls emerge as inputs to computer controls. → More
Almost Lost with Heinrich Lüber
Digital Art Weeks 06, Zurich, Switzerland. July 12 2006
Performative audio-visual installation in collaboration with artists Art Clay and Heinrich Lüber: Streams of spoken words are deformed by interactive technology.
The project was officially supported by Kultur Basel-Stadt and Kulturelles Basel-Land.
→ More | → Heinrich Lüber Homepage
Rip My Disk
Installation at Cabaret Voltaire. Digital Art Weeks, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. July 10 - 14 2007
Performance at Open Space Victoria. Interactive Futures, Victoria, BC, Canada. January 27 2006
The project "Rip my Disk", presented at Interactive Future 2006, brings mobile art to the dancefloor by blurring privacy and bringing personal content to the big screen. In an augmented VJ performance, visitors can enter into a dare by letting the Scheinwerfer team "rip" multimedia contents off their personal handphones with the Soundium program to get exposed ("virtually naked") on the dance floor. Others, not so akin to risk taking, can simply enjoy employing their handphones for interactive painting as well as sending media sources such as live video and image material. The sent media is used as personal artifacts, which are continuously adapted and integrated. The result is the personal enhancement of the space around the media owner's location. The project also demonstrates how mobile communication technologies can easily be made accessible to artists or performers. → More
Surréance: A River and Five Bridges
Digital Art Weeks, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. August 20 2005
This performance was realised in collaboration with Art Clay (Composition) and Anne Faulborn (Cembalo). Art Clay's composition "A River and Five Bridges" is an electronic adaptation of André Bretons "Barrières" and asserts the affinity of rational and irrational. The visual composition's interpretation, realised by Corebounce, absorbs the assertion by implementing a modulated flickering screen. The modulation function is both defined by real-time music analysis and live visual performance. The flicker colors were obtained by two cutouts from Paul Klee's "The Twittering Machine", one in blue tones and one in red tones. → More
Zoom In - Zoom Out: Free Jazz and Free Visuals
Zoom Jazz Club, Jakarta, Indonesia. October 05 2004
Improvisational Free Jazz and Visual Performance by Geisser/Mazzola Duo and Scheinwerfer. → Press Release
Aera Club, Zurich, Switzerland. May 16 2003
This installation comprised of endoscopic still images and movies that were presentend in a club ambiente. In addition, we employed MIDI sensors throughout the club. Since the sensors were hidden, the audience was actuating the visuals without knowing it. → More
The Pianist's Brain Waves
Musik - Denken - Spielen, School of Music, Drama and Dance, Zurich, Switzerland. October 26 2002
Guerino Mazzola's free jazz improvisation over a motif of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" was accompanied by an expressive live visuals interpretation. However, instead of music analysis we used an EEG (Electroencephalogram) to sense Mazzola's brain waves in real-time and exploited the information for spatial distributions and movements of geometric shapes and for different color modulations. → More
Synaes deals with the question of how to use home entertainment equipment for interactive multimedia art. More information will be available soon. → More
DG is Corebounce's computer music project. It deals with theoretical and practical questions of music composition, sequencing, sound generation, and effects handling. → More
Cumulus is a grain synthesis sound synthesizer. The original source code got released under the GPL, however, there is no suport anymore. But there is good news too: Cumulus is currently being ported to Soundium. Stay tuned for more info! → More