In 2012, Nathanial Bartlett, UW-Madison Post-doctoral student and composer under the supervision of Professor Stephen Dembski and Michael Ferris, Professor of Computer Sciences developed the first functional VIDI system.

The working concept of the VIDI system suggested a two-stage structure: the acquisition stage focusing on the capture of specific measures of movement and behavior, and their representation with appropriate discrete data streams. The subsequent musical content generation stage uses these descriptors of motion and body activity to generate a stream of MIDI data and, optionally, provide an accompanying visual or lighting output. Although one would expect that in a functional system these two stages may be relatively independent, the design and development of each would likely be influenced by the requirements and restrictions posed by the other.

Five “vidio’s” are shown below {Clang #1 – 5} that demonstrate the use of VIDI technology:

(((CLANG))) #1

(((CLANG))) #2

(((CLANG))) #3  [exerpt #1]

(((CLANG))) #4  [exerpt #2}

(((CLANG))) #5

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