Virtual Choir

The Virtual Choir is a global project by Eric Whitacre, a modern composer who pushes the boundaries of musical performance by creating a user-generated online choir. Project collected 2052 self-made recordings of people performing the same song and then recombined these efforts into one collaborative work of art freely available on YouTube.
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Live Looping with Ableton and Xbox Kinect

Chris Vik's amazing live performance at Microsoft's REMIX11 conference is build on his Kinect/Ableton/Max setup:
• Ableton Live
• NI Massive
• Max/MSP (making useful MIDI data out of the hand coordinates from OSCeleton)
• Behringer FCB1010 (controlling Ableton, ie. looping, switching the Kinect’s instrument etc)

The Kinect was setup using OpenNI, PrimeSense NITE and OSCeleton.
Enjoy the video!

Kinect Beta SDK available

A beta version of the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available.
See Demos from SDK Beta Launch CodeCamp.

'ISAM' live show

Amon Tobin's live audio/visual fantastic visual journey will be presented in selected cities around the world. Designed in conjunction with Blasthaus, VSquared Labs, Vita Motus Design, Leviathan and others.
“It’s by far the most exciting development in my personal quest for some control over nature,” Tobin explains. “Anything from a grain of found sound to my own voice can be transformed into something new.”

Predator Outdoes Kinect At Object Recognition.

Predator created by of Zdenek Kalal as part of his PhD project using nothing but software and standard video cameras . The code is in C and based on MatLab. Predator uses a single function from the OpenCV library and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux!! The software has now been released under a GPL open source licence.


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