Richie Cyngler. The Ideological Picnic, 2015.
Electronics and free libre soft and hardware
The piece is comprised of an interactive touch interface for audio improvisation. The content is played via four individual audio streams which are randomly loaded and cached originally from online sources; mutable and mixable by the user. Samples within each of the four streams are thematically tied in some way.
Have an ideological picnic and experiment with the interface for yourself.
Touch the screen to activate
Experiment with the sliders and buttons to determine functions
Refine your soundscape
Functionally this object is a Raspberry Pi 2 computer running a suitable Linux distribution, Pure Data Extended and The Ideological Picnic patch. Sound sources are all available online and are indexed and linked at glitchpop.com
Richie Cyngler investigates the use of free libre technologies to make audio-visual interactive installation and performance objects. The Ideological Picnic is an exploration of soundscape remix in a personal interactive experience.
What does this tool do? It is capable of facilitating meditation? Transformation?
Thanks to the work and voices of
William S Burroughs
E Gabriella Coleman