Connor Hanlon

Connor Hanlon


It’s all in Your Head: Sharing Perception

A triangle will be drawn in a small room or outdoor space. 

In the center of the triangle will be a small circular table. This table will contain a Korg Minilouge synthesiser connected to a small guitar amp. Minilouge will be in duophonic mode with D1 and D2 keys taped down, the sequencer will be used to change timbre over time. This drone will provide a tonic for other sounds to play off of, the drone will provide depth but will not overpower the scenes. The Minilouge will be play the entirety of the event, and be allowed to slowly detune as it is analogue. 

At each corner of the triangle will be a canvas. Each canvas will contain a still from a looping animation that is hosted on the Artivive.

On the table will lie a cellular phone in a case. This cellular phone will be connected via bluetooth to my computer which is outside of the triangle. A computer will be connected to an audio interface that will be connected to a mixer which will be connected to my studio speakers which will also be outside the triangle. The phone will only be able to access the Artivive app, and will remain on during the entirety of the festival. 

A participant enters the triangle and picks up the phone. When the participant points the phone (with Artivive app) at the canvas, the canvas will come alive with movement, color, and sound. Sounds will play off of the bass drone, that one will be incomplete without the other. 

Three Canvas Themes; Perception of the world with:
Hate / Fear / Violence
Indifference / Apathy / Atrophy
Acceptance / Creation / Synthesis

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Connor Hanlon is an amature musican and budding artist. Connor can be found singing with the Santa Barbara Symphony, leading caroling groups around his home town, and performing his own acoustic music. Connor was a music minor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. At Cal Poly Connor learned how to write, produce, and perform music in Cal Poly’s Sound Design program. The cumulation of this experience was Connor’s active role in Cal Poly’s RSVP XX: Kinsip; a yearly event celebrating electroacoustic diversity and compositional risk. Lately Connor has been learning how to make ambient music through the bimonthly Slow Down Sessions in Santa Monica.

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