Inflated Inspirations will use art created by those on the ‘Pop My Mind’ forum for inspiration for the completed work. We will take a look at each artist in turn to find out a bit more about them.
Liam Taylor is a composer for multimedia and music technician from Cambridge. He has created a variety of pieces for Pop My Mind including electronic minimalism, sound designs and more traditional pop & rock compositions. Most intriguing are his creations centred around audio-visual interaction and image sonification.
Sonification is a way of digitally translating data or still visuals into audio. Liam takes works from the Pop My Mind community, and uses software to translate them into raw audio files, which are then manipulated in his recording studio. His pieces entitled Black Hole Sonification and Waves Sonification demonstrate the creative potential of sonification, with the latter introducing more reconizably “musical” ideas.
In 2016 Liam transformed these and other pieces into a live performance, using MIDI triggers, loopers and Video-DJ software, for Pop My Mind’s Sonification Live event.
Liam will be making recordings of the inflation of the balloons as well as the ‘Popping Event’ at the end to create a new piece of work.