Aeon Performance System for Visual Music


Session Title:

  • Machinic Sense & Sensibility: Dispositifs of Sensory Augmentation II

Presentation Title:

  • Aeon Performance System for Visual Music



  • The Aeon instrument is an expressive visual music instrument used for live media to support interdisciplinary performance practice. The Aeon instrument enables generative animation, editing and compositing, tailored for improvisational expression of projected visual elements and spatialized audio. In this paper, we discuss the design of Aeon in terms of its conceptual, design and performative aspects both in aural and visual domains. Our instrument presents the performer with a large set of techniques that enable flexible media manipulation and generation. The paper also addresses issues related to the tensions between narrative structure and performative expression, live and recorded media, image and sound and the structuring of improvised media.