"It Doesn't Have To Hate Us To Use Our Molecules"




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Published on Jun 5, 2014

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Inspired by James Barrat's (http://www.jamesbarrat.com/) book "Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era"

Music Production Notes
All synth elements are from the Nord Lead 4 being both played lived and sequenced live via Octatrack. I make heavy use of trig-level automation to manipulate parameters on the Nord Lead via MIDI CC messages. I also sequenced real-time automation plus manipulate the Nord on-the-fly.

The Octatrack also acted as a mixer allowing me to record audio down to a Zoom H2n digital recorder in real-time in one-pass with no edits. Drums are samples sequenced within Octatrack.

Video Production Notes
I used a combination of practical projection with video feedback, real-time video effects via two webcams run through visual Software Resolume, and primary footage captured with a GoPro. I then composited all the shots in video editing software with only a teeny bit of post-production to create this dark -- almost old-school analog video processing vibe.

The computers in the video are there to process and capture video from the two web cams - plus are part of the shot as a story element and for side-lighting. One is being used to project a camera in real-time over my right shoulder. This same camera is also seeing the projection which causes video feedback.

This rig is quite snappy, so all the latency between the different versions of my image are intentional introduced with the video editing software to create tension.

Mark Mosher
Synthesist, Composer, Sound Designer, Producer
Boulder, CO


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