IAMAS DSP Course First-year Students Show their Works

Following last week’s graduation work presentation, first-year students of the Academy showed their end-of-year projects. Unfortunately, these won’t be at the upcoming graduation exhibition, but it will be possible to see some of them at a show we’re planning for next March.

Kei Shiratori ? Isolated Island

Kei Shiratori ? Isolated Island

Kei Shiratori presented an iPhone multiplayer musical game. Players, using the accelerometer, throw around a ball to each other, which generates sound depending on their actions.

Kazuomi Eshima ? Remind

Kazuomi Eshima ? Remind

Guitarist Kazuo Eshima built two heavy-duty controllers: a minimalist knob device and a monome-like foot controller. Both are built like tanks.
Kim Jong-Un created a sound piece meant to be listened to while riding a bicycle. As you go faster, the sounds of the piece blend in with the sound of the wind in your ears.

Leo Kikuchi ? Landscape in my Arms

Leo Kikuchi ? Landscape in my Arms

In Leo Kikuchi’s video installation, you get to observe the world from the perspective of the author’s swinging arms, as he walks around the landscape.

Bak Young-Hyo ? Cube

Bak Young-Hyo ? Cube

This installation by Bak Young-Hyo is a prototype for a larger outdoor piece in which a giant cubic video balloon floats in the sky.
Daichi Misawa’s “Skies” is a web-based piece in which photographs he took at O?wi?cim (Auschwitz) are modified to create endless variations, in a commentary on plurality and identity.
http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~d.misawa09/skies/

Shinobu Toma ? Ghost in the Space

This sound installation by Shinobu Toma uses several iPhones in a pitch-dark room. A simple interface allows visitors to specify parameters of loop length and loop repetition. Sounds are simply recorded and played back a number of times, but unexpected sounds arise from the complicated feedback that occurs.

Kanna Komaki ? Show-room

In this video piece, Kanna Komaki transforms an everyday space (a staircase at IAMAS) through the use of a large number of lightbulbs.
Kaori Takemoto’s “Hunter-Gatherer Colorist” is a portable device that uses a colour sensor to allow the user to create colour palettes by literally gathering colours from the external world.