Neon cities

Cities shape us as much as we create them. Part of a series of works exploring the environment as a dynamic form rather than a static backdrop. Neon is inert gas: unreactive, odorless, colourless. Yet it allows the city to be infused with vibrant light and creates shape and definition to its buildings and surroundings.

Generative, audio reactive and recorded in Real-time.

Music is ‘CR Hex mutant’ by Richard Devine on Tiptop Audio Records.


This was shown at the engine room festival, a celebration of the work of Cornelius Cardew . It’s a generative system build in Max/Msp and VVVV, it took Cardew’s ‘Treatise’and selected a granular section based on the graphical interactions on screen, this was then pitch analysed and a a new tonal structure superimposed.  Cardew was a major influence on my graphical style through his graphical scoring system.