R for strings and hammers

R for strings and hammers is an algorithmic multimedia installation that takes pixel data (hue, saturation, and brightness) from a digital representation of Scott Rispin’s Transition: Brook and Bank (2014) as its generative material.  At each point along a simulated Brownian trajectory (shown trailing in white) the computer extracts, scales and maps pixel data to the parameters of a probabilistic playback system. The system generates an ensemble of piano, viola and double bass.