QUALIA is an audiovisual and live performance project that starts from getting together to improvise and experiment with audiovisual tools and digital technology. In these improvisation sessions we began to unite and share our knowledge and the research that each one had been developing individually. So we began to work together on an audiovisual project that would bring together and merge the ideas of both to enhance our digital tools and create with our equipment, an audiovisual show based on the interaction of the sound with the visual and the gestural with the visual and musical.
Using a network (WIFI or Ethernet) we connect and link Ableton Live with TouchDesigner, the information received is assigned to visual parameters to generate an audio rhythmic reaction, which is activated by MIDI and OSC signals. We also include in the project sensors, MIDI controllers and synthesizer, to have control of sounds and images through body and gesture movement.The project is divided into several systems that are responsible for processing the information received through the network, sensors and MIDI controllers. This allows to have a centralized control of all the data, and assign them parameters in real time.
Over the past four years we’ve been experimenting and developing a form of technological art related to body movement and the interaction of the human with the machine through gestures, using different types of sensors and controllers to modify audiovisual parameters, keeping the interaction of the body with the expressive aspect of movement. Incorporating in real time the interaction of musical performance with visual representation, through the synchronized interconnection between controllers, software and computers, forming a single system that creates new audiovisual experiences.
Our goal is to create audiovisual works using the techniques and technological tools currently available, incorporating new aspects of expression and experimenting with the new limits of art.
MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS AND AUDIOVISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Our sessions are made up of independent modules of audiovisual scenes that we use to create videos or live performances with a constant progression. These systems have characteristic elements and different technologies and techniques to translate an artistic expression into visuals, lighting, music and sound.
In 2020 we adapted our workshops to the online format and began to publish tutorials and educational content in Spanish for the Latin American community of TouchDesigner and Ableton.
Tutorial for basic configuration of TDA
FIRST AUDIO REACTIVE SYSTEMS
OUR LAST WORKSHOP INCLUDING TDA + UNREAL
TDA + Unreal
Audio Reactive Systems in Virtual Environments
CRYPTO ART AND NFTs