The works of audiovisual composer Tarik Barri are about seeing sound and
hearing images. His self made software Versum enables him to create 3d
virtual spaces within which visual and sonical/musical esthetics each play
an equally important role. Besides wanting to simply share the beauty of
these aesthetics, he also strives to let his audience gain an intuitive
and deep insight into musical structures.
His latest installation II invites the audience to explore his virtual
spaces for themselves. All the sounds, rhythms, shapes and colors to
create audiovisual compositions are given, but it is up to the audience
to do the actual composing. By moving physical avatars – equipped with
speakers and a video screen – in the physical space, they also
simultaneously move around in the virtual space. The audience can thus,
simply by moving these avatars around, create music together with other
participants and direct their own abstract movies in the process.
Team: Jelle van der Ster, Xavier Amoros, Stan Wannet, Jan Misker.
Many thanks to: Bart Jansen (life-saving/project-pimping/construction),
Paulus van der Heijden (construction),
Jorn van Dijk (sound design),
Fonds BKVB (financial support).