Generative Music Visualization

Clavilux 2000 – Interactive instrument for generative music visualization from Jonas Heuer on Vimeo.

The Clavilux 2000 is an interactive instrument for generative music visualization.

The setting of the installation consists of three parts:
– a digital piano with 88 keys and midi output
– a computer running a vvvv patch
– a vertical projection above the keyboard.

For every note played on the keyboard a new visual element appears in form of a stripe, which follows in its dimensions, position and speed the way the particular key was stroke.

Colours give the viewer and listener an impression of the harmonic relations – and each key has it’s own color scheme and “wrong” notes stand out in contrasting colors.

Would love to see Les Dawson do his piano ‘routine’ on it.


For people who have no idea who I’m talking about – here’s the man himself.

Yes, it’s Drum Solo heaven

Somehow I’ve ended up getting into drum-offs tonight. There’s some great ones on YouTube but I found these crackers on the GuitarCenterTV channel. Check these guys out. So impressive!!

Drum-Off ’07 Champion – Donnie Marple

via YouTube

Drum-Off ’08 Champion – Jerome Flood II

via YouTube

Drum-Off ’09 Champion – Ramon Sampson

via YouTube

Love how the production values suddenly rocket in 2009. And check out the face on the guy holding the boom mic behind Ramon. Chewing gum. Not interested. Love it.

VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh

A strong nod to the classic platformer Jet Set Willy on the ZX Spectrum.



YouTube link.

VVVVVV is a platformer where you reunite Captain with his lost crew members.

Since you can’t jump in the game, the twist is that by hitting space you can flip your character up-side-down making the environment you explore multi-dimensional.


Recreating the classic John Hughes chistmas film “Home Alone” on Twitter


The project kicks-off on the 22nd December and finishes on the 25th Dec to match the chronology of the film. It will be performed in realtime using Central Standard Time – as that’s the timezone in Illinois. 🙂

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Looking forward to seeing how it works out!