Excerpt from The Mill. Full article here: bit.ly/1T8zKQx
The Mill created an experimental visual installation for Red Bull Music Academy that collaborated with live performances by three generations of trailblazing jazz artists for "A Night of Spiritual Jazz" with Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Led by Rama Allen, ECD at The Mill in NY, the installation blended the past, present, analog and digital by combining a live performed liquid light show and generative art software driven by the musician’s audio input.
Rama comments, “I wanted it to feel like the saxophonist was “breathing into existence” a new graphic language, like sacred geometry speech bubbles or the puffy eruptions of the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland. It was based on my initial question to myself “What does the visual language of spiritual jazz LOOK like?"
Inspired by the psychedelic and improvisational vocabulary of Spiritual Jazz,we created two systems, COSMOGRAPH and BLOOM, that generated psychedelic wormholes.