Visitations and Revisitations, August 14, 2018

Visitations and Revisitations is a series of four pieces by Matt Rogalsky, that was performed live at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Visuals for each performance featured a number of new algorithms including a circular representation of audio waveforms as well as several flowers…

Solstice Festival, June 24, 2018

Writing custom web-based projection mapping and music visualization software is a pastime of mine. At the Summer Solstice Festival north of Toronto, the software made an all night appearance in June 2017, and then again in June 2018. As Dan Brown, one of the festival organizers for the Root Stage…

Electric Circuits (2017), April 07, 2017

Writing custom web-based projection mapping and music visualization software is a pasttime of mine. This particular projection mapping and audio visualization project had 138 vertcial slats of wood, to be mapped at the Rehearsal Hall of the Isabel Bader Centre of Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario…

Let us go then, you and I..., November 03, 2015

As part of Tone Deaf 14, a projection show was performed by Decomposing Pianos at the Isabel Bader Centre of Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario. For this performance, custom code was developed to map the wooden panels behind the main stage. This software went on to become a versatile tool for web…

The Hollowmen, June 06, 2015

This project features T.S. Elliot's 1925 poem The Hollow Men as read in unison by a trio of computer voices. The audio was produced with an accompanying video and projected onto three dancers. It was part of Chipped Off's Waste Away, at the Black Box Studio Theatre, Isabel Bader Centre of Performing…

Regression, live performance, November 2014, November 10, 2014

This is a live performance by Decomposing Pianos at the Modern Fuel ARC, the last show before moving from their downtown location at 21A Queen Street. This performance featured a 30 thousand pixel long cityscape rolling by under a microbial sky. The visuals were operated by a QWERTY keyboard, with…

Cognitive Dissonance - 3D radio, August 11, 2014

This is a live screening that took place at the Screening Room in Kingston, Ontario. It features visual 3D radio clips on the meaning of music, as collected by my friend and colleague Chris Trimmer. 3D space is navigated using three.js pointer lock controls. Audio is emitted using webAudio panner…

HTML5 Visualizer with MIDI Input, August 01, 2014

This visualizer was originally intended to present chords and tones for the Decomposing Pianos project 88 Years. An interactive piano keyboard was made using HTML5 canvas such that sounds could be played and portraits displayed. This evolved into an experimentation phase in javascript, where several…

Decomposing Pianos (Trilogy), August 20, 2009

Decomposing Pianos was formed in 2009 with my partner and long time collaborator Julia Krolik, named after an old piano resting in our backyard. The action was stiff and unusable, so we removed it and painted the strings for its centennial anniversary, the first of three installation performaces…

TimKnightUs, Experimental, 2007-2009, October 26, 2008

TimKnightUs started as an outlet for experimental music and sound design between friends. When one of its members moved to the West Coast, concerts were performed through Skype as a way of maintaining our long distance relationship. TimKnightUs is about technology bringing people closer together…

Live at the Common Ground, Solo Piano, March 13, 2001

This was recorded at the Common Ground Café at Queen's University a month before graduating from their Applied Science program. A grand piano was moved to the second floor for the occasion. For those familiar with the common ground as it is now, it may be important to note this was recorded in 200…