15° PIANO & DIGITAL IMPRESSION. National Tour
NEW MEDIA PIANO PIANO SOLO RECITALS BY JIENI WAN
2021/09 - 2021/12 Touring, China
Created in an isomorphic way with modern digital media, 15° Piano & Digital Impression by Jieni Wan breaks away from conventional methodology of classical music performance by visualising the emotional expressions interpreted by the artists, which brings the audience an immersive experience with a perfect blend of sound, light and shadow. LIMAGE STUDIO cooperate with pianist Jieni Wan to create unique visual representations of each piece of music by elaborating technology such as motion capture, interactive animation and artificial intelligence.
The theme of the concert, “15° ”, stems from the interaction between music and nature: the “fifteen degrees” in temperament contains 24 musical notes; while in the 24 solar terms of traditional Chinese calendars, the sun’s movement traces every fifteen degrees as a solar term. During the concert, fifteen classical pieces by Chinese and foreign composers, including Chopin, Grieg, Debussy, Liszt, Tan Dun, and Ding Shande, will be organized under the subject of four natural seasons while by the 15 solar terms. Notes that flow from the artist’s fingertips will be transformed by technology into fluctuating impressions of nature, illustrating the magic connection between music, seasons, and digital algorithms.
演奏会的概念 “15° ” ，源于音乐与自然的交互:音律中的 “十五度” 包含了二十四个音符;在自 然的二十四节气中，太阳运动轨迹以每十五度为一个节气。包括肖邦、格里格、德彪西、李斯特、谭盾、 丁善德等中外作曲家的十五首经典乐曲将以自然季节为题，按照岁月编排组织。演奏家指间的音符 将通过科技幻化成气象万千的自然印象，诠释出音乐、自然季节与数字算法间的奇妙关联。
Extracted from different solar terms in advance, a series of parameters, which includes information on temperature and weather changes in different seasons as well as the flowering periods of different plants, were imported into the program of animation. These natural data influence and frame the visual content, presenting themselves as the illusions of light and shadow dancing on the stage.
The mystery of numbers is widely present in every corner of nature. Through explorations of the interrelated digital codes between the 24 solar terms and the art of music, we incorporate the sampled multi-dimensional information into a generic process of the new media animation, where algorithmic technology allows for perfect interactions between music and nature.
The new media technology team takes advantage of motion capture, depth image capture, and 3D scanning to digitize the various nuances of the pianist's performance and map them into the computer program along with a series of rich timbral variations. Thanks to digital technology, powerful algorithms can effectively analyze, extract, and interpret the artist's emotions and spirituality, providing a fused audio-visual experience for spectators. Moreover, the visual design also introduces a crossover collaboration between traditional puppeteers and motion capture technology, contributing rich humanity to artistic creation.
新媒体技术团队运用动作捕捉、深度图像采集、3D 扫描等方式采样钢琴家演奏过程中的各种细 微状态，并连同丰富音色变化一并映射入计算机程序，数字技术带来的强大算力能有效分析、提取、 并演绎艺术家的情感与灵性，为观众带来融合的视听体验。此外在视觉设计中，也引入了传统操偶 师与动作捕捉技术的跨界合作，在艺术创作中赋予更多人情味。
Created in an isomorphic way with modern digital media, 15° Piano & Digital Impression by Jieni Wan breaks away from the conventional methodology of classical music performance by visualizing the emotional expressions interpreted by the artists, which brings the audience an immersive experience with a perfect blend of sound, light, and shadow. Jieni and her team cooperate with digital artists to create unique visual representations of each piece of music by elaborating technology such as motion capture, interactive animation, and artificial intelligence. The combination between auditory and visual senses allows a continuous conveyance of delicate emotions contained in the music, thus creating an ambiance of fused sound and scenery, bringing to the audience an immersive and visible experience.
《15°——万捷旎的钢琴与数字印象》突破了传统古典乐的表演方式，与现代数字媒体艺术同构， 将艺术家演绎的情感诉说可视化，为听众带来声、光、影完美融合的沉浸式体验。她与团队联手数 字艺术家，通过动作捕捉、交互式动画、人工智能等技术，为每一首乐曲量身定做视觉化表现，以 视觉联动听觉，延续传递音乐蕴含的情感，从而营造出声景相融的感官意境，带来 “沉浸” 而 “可见” 的音乐感受。