// THU, 5th Oct.
The VECTOR SYNTHESIS project is an audiovisual, computational art project using sound synthesis and vector graphics display techniques to investigate the direct relationship between sound+image on an analog vector monitor display. As opposed to conventional video monitors, which rasterize an image into a series of pixels along a succession of scan lines, vector monitors (like their close cousin the oscilloscope) employ the unconstrained vertical and horizontal movement of a single beam of light to trace shapes, points and curves with near-infinite resolution. When driven by the waveforms of an analog synthesizer, this shifting, realtime sonic light sculpture opens a hypnotic window into the process by which the performed sound is created.
Derek Holzer is an American instrument builder and sound artist based in Helsinki and Berlin, whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, the relationship between sound + space, media archaeology and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music. He has performed live, taught workshops and created scores of unique instruments and installations since 2002 across Europe, North and South America, and New Zealand.