RUBEDO

SYNOPSIS
The performance «Harmonographic Sound Structures» addresses analogies between architecture, music and mathematics through the concept of number, rhythm, structure, complexity and synaesthesia.

Using their technique of harmonography, Rubedo designed a digital interface that allows to connect narrative with live sound and film, in real-time.

Exploring sound in space through combination of musical phrases, visual sequences and live improvisation, challenges conventions of composing and performing.

The method of chance connectivity introduces an observer-dependent space to composition. Structures of sound and space become unpredictable: they are shaped in real-time by both material and nonmaterial elements, as well as user interaction.

Like contemporary architecture that engages multiple senses, disciplines and media, this new piece invites an experience that is dynamic and open-ended.

BIO
Rubedo are a London-based practice exploring the relations between aesthetics, complex geometry, acoustics and synaesthesia through performance, installation and artefact.
The work integrates sound, space, moving image and narrative using customised digital and analogue tools, and trans-disciplinary methods.

Rubedo have recently featured at the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Festival Hall, Venice Biennale, Beijing Biennale of Architecture, Critic’s Selection at Cannes International Film Festival and the World Architecture Festival.

Founded by Laurent-Paul Robert and Dr Vesna Petresin Robert, FRSA, combining their experience in art, music, architecture, visual theory, film, games, education, psychology, engineering and IT development allows Rubedo to also operate as a think-tank providing creative solutions.

Their research and development in adaptive environments, parametric modeling, digital manufacturing and bionic design has contributed to patents and projects including Ebbsfleet Landmark, Serpentine Gallery Pavilions, award-winning Hollywood films and the first non-commercial satellite.
Rubedo have been closely collaborating with Cecil Balmond.