“The Company” is the latest project by Andrea Cuius and Roland Ellis commissioned by Bring To Light Festival NYC. A suspended surface of 76 tungsten lamps form a catenary arch, playing host to live performances and revisiting the sounds of the 19th century East River industrial icons.
The piece intends to bring back an atmosphere informed by the architectural legacy, a machine being delivered to occupy the space that was once a bustling industrial environment. By either producing sounds or just reactive to the inputs from the environment, The Company is a sound reactive light installation.
The software was developed in Cinder and creates audio sampled in real time. The sound analysis is computed with Ableton Live using a Max For Live patch developed by Henrik Ekeus, it performs the Fast Fourier Transform, beat detection, attack detection and sound filtering, communicating with the custom software through an OSC connection.
Andrea Cuius is a creative coder born in Italy now living in London, he works with different technologies to create connections between objects, audiences and environments. He engages the audience with data sampled from the environment to create immersive and provoking experiences. Andrea has been working with some of the most prestigious companies and collectives in the UK such as rAndom International, United Visual Artists and Cinimod Studio, contributing to develop large scale art installations and architectural projects.