OPUS is an audiovisual performance collaboration between 1024 architecture & Tovel that took place last June in Paris, combining classical music with electronical distortion and rythm along with an immersive digital-architectural landscape that morphs and distorts with the sound.
A voyage to Italy, a romantic dream in the digital era composed by Matteo Franceschini who is joined on stage by the Italian string quartet Quartetto Maurice and by IRCAM’s acoustician Manuel Poletti at the forefront of sound research. The young composer crosses all aesthetics, classical composed chamber music combined and distorted with experimental electronical rythms and sounds.
By taking thousands of pictures with drones, 1024 architecture used photogrammetry software to create the digital 3D scans of architecture and the natural landscape of Sicily. These digital structures visualized with millions of particles in a void space that are then manipulated, distorted and morphed together to the music, generatively programmed with 1024’s and partner garageCube’s own coded new realtime graphics software Zonk.
You can take a look at what the show looked like on the video below,
Can we dance on contemporary music? This incongruous question of Matteo Franceschini encouraged him to push the form of the “classical concert” towards the “dance floor”. Beginning as an evening of chamber music, OPUS gradually transforms the musical and visual narrative, dreamlike and theatrical into a pure electronic scene. In this creation, the string quartet, an iconic genre of scholarly music, interacts with technological devices, creating a constant interaction with video and light. The photogrammetry technique makes it possible to scan and compose real images – in this case the unfinished constructions of southern Italy – from very different points of view. This 3D virtual scenery will be directly modified by the vibrations and distortions of the quartet.
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