Frankie & Johnnie/ Northern Stage #1

Upon my initial visit to the venue, I had two main ideas for the kind of projects I could see working well in the space.

  • Something interactive that could be set up on each table in the venue for customers and members of the audience to engage with before/during/after the performances.
  • Something that could be projected on the walls near the main foyer, stairwell.

My initial idea was to focus on drawing out the parallels between the set of the 1980’s New York Diner and the modern day equivalent eatery that one would find in the North-East of England. The regulars, the workers and the people that exist in this environment day to day.

Ideally this project would be presented as a either a series of photographs, short clips, or even a short documentary that could be looped/projected in the Northern Stage.

The idea is to emphasise the humanistic theme of the ‘work-place romance’ that is transferable to any time, place and era in modern society.

Martin Parr, GB. England. New Brighton. From ‘The Last Resort’. 1983-85.

After developing this idea with Kyp, we have decided on the idea of interviewing people from settings in Newcastle, using the existential questions lifted directly from the play’s dialogue, about life and love. We will then recreate specific scenes from the film or play in these Newcastle settings, and collage them with; original scenes from the film/play, questions being asked in scenes from the film/play, answers given in scenes in Newcastle, and vice versa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Switch Mode

I have completed my project, and decided to call it switch mode.

The final piece is a series of images based on my sketches in processing, collaged against a series of photographs shot on 35mm.

The main outcome of the sketches was that there were five main groups of overall structures within the sketches, but unequal amounts of sketches within the self contained groups.

I managed to make my circle of fifths cycle work in processing using different scenes, and an ‘if conditional’

it took me a very long time to figure out how to do it! and it seems rather long winded, but it works!!

e.g. below

 
void scene0() {
background(c*10,e*10,g*10); // chord I C Major
fill(f*10,a*10,c*10); // IV
stroke(g*10,b*10,d*10); //V

quad(c*70,d*70,e*70,f*70,g*70,a*70,b*70,c*70); // Scale
bezier(c*50,b*50,a*50,g*50,f*50,e*50,d*50,c*50); // Retrograde

ellipse(c*10,c*10,e*10,e*10); //in 3rds
ellipse(d*10,d*10,f*10,f*10);
ellipse(e*10,e*10,g*10,g*10);
ellipse(a*10,a*10,c*10,c*10);
}

void draw(){

if (i == 0) {
scene0(); }

 

}
void mouseClicked() {
//B Minor
if (i >= 24) { // if conditional
i = 0;
} else {
i = i + 1;
}
}

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tiny Datum blog post #2

I have decided to structure each sketch as follows,

  • background colour determined by chord I of the key
  • Fill colour determined by chord IV of the key
  • Stroke colour determined by chord V of the key
  • a quad determined by the values of the ascending scale
  • a bezier determined by the values of the descending scale
  • four ellipses made up of the values of the first four triads of the scale

eg.

my final piece is going to something physical, not presented in processing, but I have been trying to make the sketches move between each other. So far I can make it move from one sketch to another, but cannot get it to loop round.

Here is the code I am using to make that happen

 

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void draw(){
background(c*10,e*10,g*10); // chord I
fill(f*10,a*10,c*10); // IV
stroke(g*10,b*10,d*10); //V

quad(c*70,d*70,e*70,f*70,g*70,a*70,b*70,c*70); // Scale
bezier(c*50,b*50,a*50,g*50,f*50,e*50,d*50,c*50); // Retrograde

ellipse(c*10,c*10,e*10,e*10); //in 3rds
ellipse(d*10,d*10,f*10,f*10);
ellipse(e*10,e*10,g*10,g*10);
ellipse(a*10,a*10,c*10,c*10);}

void mouseClicked()

{noLoop();

//A Minor

background(a*10,c*10,e*10); //chord i amin
fill(d*10,f*10,a*10); //chord iv
stroke(e*10,g*10,b*10); //chord v

quad(a*50,b*50,c*50,d*50,e*50,fs*50,gs*50,a*50); //Melodic Minor
bezier(a*50,g*50,f*50,e*50,d*50,c*50,b*50,a*50); //Natural Minor descending

ellipse(a*10,a*10,c*10,c*10); //Harmonic Minor in 3rds
ellipse(b*10,b*10,d*10,d*10);
ellipse(c*10,c*10,e*10,e*10);
ellipse(f*10,f*10,a*10,a*10); }

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the problem is the no loop function seems to be making the mouseClicked function work but then it gets stuck after the second sketch.

 

I would like to try and make the programme go in a loop around the full circle of fifths.

 

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Tiny Datum 1

For my creative digital media project I have decided to convert the musical scale into a set of tiny data which will shape a visual piece that I am going to create in processing.

I have begun by assigning each note to a number (1-17), and exploring the various ways in which the numbers can be used to shape elements of the sketch (shape, position, colour etc.)

I found that it is very time consuming working each scale out individually, so I have used global variables to rename each number for the note that is, allowing me to type out the scale that I am

using rather than working out each pattern of numbers. This also allows me to set the scale of my shapes more easily. eg.

 

 

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