SEAquence Opening at Gray Area Foundation

This Saturday at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is the opening reception for Seaquence, an organic, collaborative sequencing environment modeled on an oceanic metaphor and created by our current Gray Area resident artists Gabriel Dunne, Ryan Alexander and Daniel Massey.

Daniel Massey has made more news recently with Aaron Koblin with their Bicycle Built for 2000 project, a crowdsourced take on Max Mathew’s famous rendition of Daisy Bell.

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Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the arrival of Seaquence: an exciting original collaboration from three Gray Area Resident Artists and the second featured composition in our ongoing Tendorama window gallery series.

Developed on-site by Gray Area Resident Artists Gabriel Dunne, Ryan Alexander and Daniel Massey, Seaquence explores interaction and collaboration through visual, musical and social web technologies.

Seaquence will make its physical debut in the Taylor St. Tendorama window gallery space with a special installation reception and beta testing party at the Gray Area Gallery on Saturday, December 5th, 2009.

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About Seaquence:

Seaquence is a social music project that allows people to create and consume short musical compositions in a unique interactive online environment. The musical patterns in Seaquence are represented as biologically-inspired life forms which are both heard and seen. Different musical sounds in each composition are visualized as unique character traits in each life-form. In addition to navigating and exploring through this field of micro compositions and sequences, users can also create, publish and share ‘Seaquences’ of their own via the native sequencer and synthesizer tools.

Installation Overview:

The Seaquence installation includes a physical step-sequencer made up of 256 individual buttons and RGB LED’s which are linked to audio and projected visuals. This button array allows people to compose musical patterns through the native Seaquence instruments, which can then be published to the Seaquence world. Audio and video is routed to the exterior of the Tendorama installation space on Taylor St, encouraging the public to hear and see the installation from the outside through the window glass. Window graphics will be designed to prompt the public to enter the gallery space to experience and participate in the project directly.

During and following the physical installation, Seaquence will live online via a dedicated, publicly accessible website.

(via Gray Area Blog)