‘AirStorm’ is a semi-improvised short 10-min piece for solo AirSticks and physical model visualisation performed by Alon Ilsar and Andrew Bluff respectively. It is made up of a drum synth, drum samples, other selected samples and room feedback triggered and manipulated by Ilsar on this newly built interface for electronic percussionists. The piece will display some of the capabilities of the AirSticks along with Ilsar’s dedication to practicing and composing for this new interface.
The movement data from Ilsar’s Airsticks is processed in real-time by Rollerchimp’s physics based visualization engine, Storm. Particles are pushed around a virtual 3D world in response to the movements of the airsticks and rigid body collision adds a sense of real-world authenticity and complexity. The system responds to drums and movements of the Airsticks with a combination of different visual and physical effects. The real-time visualizations exemplify the movement and sonic complexity of Ilsar’s Airsticks performance, providing a visually stimulating and highly synesthesic element to the piece.

The above video is from Ilsar’s performance at the international AppArtAwards 2015 held at ZKM institute in Karlsruhe, Germany.

For more information about the revolutionary Airsticks, check out the official website.

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