Using a complex array of interconnected hardware and software, the vast domed roof of the Sri Lanka Planetarium will become the digital canvas for an immersive live performance of light, sound and movement. A combination of synthesized sound (both analog and digital), heavily processed field recordings and a variety of other sound sources will be triggered and sequenced live, alongside visuals generated and rendered in real time. The audio reactive (largely geometric and particle based) visuals will be mathematically generated using algorithms that emulate the physical properties of space and time and, when fed with live audio data, will deliver a synchronized sensory experience, exploring the interdisciplinary convergence of both mediums as well as highlighting the links between them. The performance will build on the interactive audio/visual installation presented by the pair during the Colomboscope 2015 exhibition.
On Thu 01.09 / 16:00, Asvajit and Lalindra will speak about the development and realisation of (De)generative Process II.
Supported by The John Keells Foundation
Asvajit Boyle is an audio/visual artist and graphic designer with a special interest in long-form design. Since 2008, he has designed and overseen the production of several commercial publications, while also undertaking commissioned work for theatre repertories, music and arts festivals, magazines, and non-governmental organisations. As a composer and performer of electronic music, his work has been released on record labels worldwide and showcased at music festivals and nightlife institutions in Europe and Asia. As a proponent for the development of non-traditional forms of music in Sri Lanka, Asvajit works with the Goethe-Institut and its web platfrom Border Movement to implement workshops, artist residencies and public performances including the annual 'Pettah Interchange' showcase. He is also the founder and curator of Jambutek Recordings, an independent electronic music imprint and artist collective based in Colombo.
Lalindra Amarasekara is a technologist, an entertainment designer and cofounder of the leading digital solutions company, Cyber Illusions. Deploying the most innovative techniques available in the field, he creates sensory experiences that cultivate unique collective environments while enhancing individual experience across a range of mediums and artistic contexts. His ability to demystify technology and seamlessly integrate it with creative applications, has made Lalindra a sought after systems integrator. As a pioneer in digital entertainment media and projection technology in Sri Lanka, Lalindra has worked with many of the largest commercial entities as well as musical and cultural festivals.