Eric Lennartson

Eric Lennartson

Eric Lennartson is a composer, improviser, and oscilloscope artist based in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelors in percussion performance from the University of North Texas and his Masters in performance and composition at the California Institute of the Arts. His audio-visual work uses old analog oscilloscopes to create non objective imagery that interacts with dense noise, pulsating tones, and unstable beats. As a result, sound and image create a feedback loop of meaning. Through this interaction he explores the different perspectives and meaning inherent to the sound and image itself.

Artist Location: Canyon Country, CA

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Earmaginations [silent videos]

Flocking Patterns

Proposed work as accepted for soundpedro 2021:
Flocking Patterns
Flocking Patterns creates a CRT ecosystem for a small flock of virtual birds. A simple audio synthesizer patched to an oscilloscope draws a flock of birds, which interacts and changes on the screen. By using the analog oscilloscope, an obsolete piece of testing equipment, a dialogue is created with the legacy of the military industrial complex. For example, a green blip on the CRT screen at SAGE, the military’s first nationwide air defense system, would be interpreted as an enemy plane or missile to be shot down. Flocking Pattern’s ecosystem reclaims the technology, bringing attention to the military’s influence while creating life on its archaic display. Rather than images on the screen being used as signifiers for a plane or missile to be shot down, the birds on the CRT are alive and well, living inside the scope.

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