The 21st Century Virtual Reality Colour Organ - a work in progress by Jack Ox. Graphics and programming and architecture by Dave Britton. "My long term interest has been to create and solve problems encountered in the visualization of music as an abstract phenomenon. This self-authored system for translating extant compositions into visual performance involvesInformation theory with a complex layering of systems. The art works which have emerged from this process have embodied principles of Intermedia, as defined by Dick Higgins, the late avant-garde theorist and Fluxus artist. Intermedia is a completely different concept from multimedia, although it can be included in a multimedia environment. While with multimedia, content is presented in more than one medium simultaneously, intermedia is a combination of structural elements or syntax which come from more than one medium but are combined into one.

Reviewed by Maura McDonnell on Saturday, April 29, 2006 Rating: 5

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