Photos, Illustrations, and Links Relating to Dale
Parson's 2018-2019 Sabbatical Leave Application
HexAtom planetarium graphics-to-music
synthesizer, 2012 - present
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D. Parson and P. Reed, "The
Planetarium as a Musical Instrument," Proceedings of the 2012 New
Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference, Ann Arbor,
MI, May 20 - 23, 2012.
Setting up with students Matt Basta & Jeremy Parson for our
recital & seminar in March 2012. This evening was the debut of
Players inject and manipulate abstract atoms whose graphical
such as color map to musical properties such as pitch.
Later versions of HexAtom used more elaborate graphical properties
such as a shape library and 3D effects to control musical
in greater depth.
Graphical properties such as visual sustain affect musical
such as sustain.
Poster from this planetarium event, free & open to the public,
March 20 2012: