Collaborative Visuals for a Spooky Organ Concert

Posted on December 2nd, 2011 in Events. 4 Comments.

At the end of October, I traveled to Brooklyn to collaborate with a friend of mine, Wil Smith, who is a composer and performer. Every year he puts on a spooky organ concert at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, with a selection of classical and contemporary works. This year I had the opportunity to create some interpretive visuals for five of the organ works. We projected the real-time video right onto the organ and wall of the church for some really cool effects! Here are some clips to give you a better idea of what I’m talking about:

A Visual Interpretation of “Apparition de l’Eglise Eternal” by Olivier Messiaen

Real-time video projected on a church organ. Visual performance by myself (Nathan Selikoff,nathanselikoff.com); musical performance by Wil Smith (wilsmithmusic.com) as part of a “spooky” organ concert in Brooklyn, NY on October 28th, 2011. Made with Processing.

A Visual Interpretation of “Pari intervallo” by Arvo Part

Real-time video projected on a church organ. Visual performance by myself (Nathan Selikoff,nathanselikoff.com); musical performance by Wil Smith (wilsmithmusic.com) as part of a “spooky” organ concert in Brooklyn, NY on October 28th, 2011. Made with Quartz Composer, Photoshop.

Background image from flickr.com/photos/laurabot_/5271385460/sizes/l/in/photostream/

4 thoughts on “Collaborative Visuals for a Spooky Organ Concert

On December 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm, Laurabot_ said:

I like what you have done with my picture! Very cool.

On December 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm, nathan said:

I’m glad you like it! Thanks for using a Creative Commons license!

On January 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm, New Music Miami Festival « The Art of Nathan Selikoff said:

[…] video/cg artwork to accompany “21st Century Music for Organ.”Earlier this year I went up to Brooklyn to perform with my friend Wil, who is a composer and organist. I’ll be using some of the same […]

On March 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm, orgues | Pearltrees said:

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