"Ping-Bang" is a multimedia performance work. The title "ping-bang" consists of double meanings words. The word "Ping" is a famous Unix command to confirm the computers connection. And "bang" is a kind of triggering command of the musical language "MAX". The usual meanings of the title, comes from that fact that the words ping-bang are also used to describe or help us imagine some explosion scenes. The work is realized by networked computers and the "MIBURI" which is Yamaha's new wearable physical modeling synthesizer.
All the sound in this work is generate in real time (without tape and sequencer)by the performer wearing the MIBURI. Some of the visual part is also controled by the performer. Performance data from the MIBURI is sent out as MIDI signals and they are processed by a computer using MAX software. The accompaniment parts use the GCM(Globally Coupled Map) algorithm. The results of the above processes are a solo part played by the MIBURI and accompaniment parts, generated through the GCM algorithm which is also controled by the MIBURI.
For the visual part two types of image materials are combined . One is video tape material and the other is computer controled image. The video tape material is for the background images. The computer images are superimposed on the video images. The computer images are made by "Director" and "QuickTime". They are controled by the performer through MIDI signals from the "MIBURI"
Sound by Saburo Hirano
Performance by Hanachi Otani
Video by Shinsuke Ina
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