Carsten Goertz (farn) 

(*1981) is doing realtime audiovisuals, installations and media-scenography. Since 2002 he is lecturing, giving seminars and workshops on audiovisual performance at several international academies and institutes.

Starting from 2003 Carsten Goertz played on numerous international festivals and concerts, from Brasil to Japan and all over Europe and was broadly exhibiting as well.

His focus is on generative realtime-media, based on sensory input, sound-analysis and live controller-interaction. Main fields of his interest are in system theory, methods of visualization and (re)construction of realities/actualities.


Further on working in interface-, motion-, grafic- and bookdesign for major clients like Nikon, Transcript Publishers and the German Telecom. Carsten Goertz studied Multimedia Production (Diploma, SAE Institute) and Audiovisual Media (Diploma, Academy of Media Arts Cologne).


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Carsten Goertz (farn), *****, vvvv, max-msp


Notations 21 (2009) by Theresa Sauer features illustrated musical scores from more than 100 international composers, all of whom are making amazing breakthroughs in the art of notation. Notations 21 is a celebration of innovations in musical notation, employing an appreciative aesthetic for both the aural and visual beauty of these creations. The musical scores in this edition were created by composers whose creativity could not be confined by the staff and clef of traditional western notation, but whose musical language can communicate with the contemporary audience in a uniquely powerful way. (Notations 21 Project)

Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses (2002) by Richard E. Cytowic disposes of earlier criticisms that the phenomenon cannot be real, demonstrating that it is indeed brain-based. Following a historical introduction, Cytowic lays out the phenomenology of synesthesia in detail and gives criteria for clinical diagnosis and an objective test of genuineness. (MIT Press)

The Art of Projectionism (2007) by Frederick Baker (in German) sets out the principles behind his use of projectors in the film making process. He defines a projectionist school of filmmaking and media art. In this publication he also presented Ambient film, a surround experience that can be shown in specially developed cinemas. (Wikipedia)

Computer Music Journal: Visual Music (2005) - The articles in this issue are all devoted to the topic of Visual Music: audiovisual creations in which the artist strives to endow the video component with formal and abstract qualities that mimic those of musical composition. (Computer Music Journal)



FBAS Furniture (2003) by Karl Kliem. This video is part of the screensaver section of the DIN AV 01/04/CN/86.03 DVD. Karl Kliem made a Max patch that remixed Eric Satie's Gnossienne Nr. 4. (Dienststelle)

Audiovisuology: See this sound (2010) - An Interdisciplinary Compendium of Audiovisual Culture. This all-embracing compendium brings together texts on various art forms in which the relationship between sound and image plays a significant role and the techniques used in linking the two. The entire spectrum of audiovisual art and phenomena is presented in 35 dictionary entries. (Cornerhouse)

Sebastian Oschatz is a German media artist with a background in Computer Science. At one point he was a third of the experimental music ensemble Oval, famous for their uncompromising systems-based approach to the creation of sound. In 1995 Oschatz created a series of generative music videos for Oval, using custom software running on a SGI Onyx supercomputer. (Generator.x)

Carsten Nicolai (*1965) is part of an artist generation who works intensively in the transitional area between art and science. As a visual artist Carsten Nicolai seeks to overcome the separation of the sensual perceptions of man by making scientific phenomenons like sound and light frequencies perceivable for both eyes and ears. His installations have a minimalistic aesthetic that by its elegance and consistency is highly intriguing. (raster-noton)

Trioon I (2003) by Karl Kliem. Music by Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Both elements of the music, an analog piano and a digital sinus wave, are represented by two overlapping visual elements: the fading sound of the piano by three abstracted octaves of a keyboard with the keys fading out just as softly as the tones fade from hearing. (Dienststelle)