For the album launch of Montréal based producer Moses Baxter I was invited to perform inside la Satosphère [SAT], the very first immersive modular theatre dedicated to artistic creation and visualization activities. This event was also the inauguration of several new VJs at the SAT: myself, PUSH1STOP and Fred Trétout. We had received training in immersive systems from VJ Azyl and passed several months preparing content for this one event.
Here are some frames from my dome masters along with a video montage of my performance, courtesy of my homeboy Mike Latona.
Recently we had the opportunity to take Montréal on an inter-galactic journey alongside techno pioneer Jeff Mills. We transformed the Studio St-Ambroise using over 50 meters of LEDs, a massive video-mapped elephant, moving lights and more, all controlled in real-time using CoGe, VDMX, and the Madlight feature of Madmapper.
Our mission during the voyage: to have both the lights and video move harmoniously and seamlessly along with music, while still allowing us to perform with them live. For the lights, Quartz Composer patches with published parameters for each fixture were loaded into CoGe and syphoned to Madlight. Video animations were created in Cinema4D and After Effects and mixed live with VDMX. We also mapped the accelerometers of two Numark Orbit controllers and used audio react on various parameters for both the lights and the video to give them a more organic feel when mixing.