I am an audio-visual artist. In my work music and visuals are one. I work with music and visuals at the same time.
What you see is what you hear and what you hear is what you see. I paint with sounds and make music with video. I think that is the most powerful way to tell a story and to have emotional impact. Audience participation often plays an important role in my work as well.
I perform as DVJ or with my SenSorSuit and/or Augmented Stage. I started in the 1980’s and since then have innovated in the field of video sampling, audio-visual effects, visual music, real-time motion graphics, live video sampling, skrtZz-ing, WikiVideo and Interactive Tracks. My main project is the AV instrument I’m working on since 1995 with EboStudio.
Because software to work with music and visuals at the same time doesn’t exist, I make it myself since 1995.
The aim of my technical development is to create the ultimate audio-visual instrument. To work with visuals and music in one, unified creative process. Ideal for audio-visual artists like me. For this, I turn existing, professional music software into audio-visual software. This quest eventually led to EboSuite. EboSuite turns Ableton Live (popular music software) into an audio-visual instrument.
EboSuite has a long history and is the result of many prototypes, like the 1995 video sampler, EboNaTor, SenSorSuit, Frame Drummer Pro, skrtZz pen, DVJ mixer, SenS I, SenS II, SenS III, SenS IV, Senna, SenSei, DVJ Mixer 3.0 and iTracks.
My main project is my AV instrument. And since 2017 it is available for download! EboSuite is a set of plug-ins that turns Ableton Live into an audio-visual instrument. With EboSuite you can create, play, mix and manipulate visuals in the same way as you are used to with audio. EboSuite enables musicians/artists to produce their own video clips, audio-visual performances and innovate in the field of visual music.
My story in 100 projects
I recorded my first compositions in 1985 and started developing my own audio-visual instruments in 1995. I selected 100 projects that tell this story. Below you can read about these projects, listen/watch the compositions and see the technology I used and developed for these projects. From cassette tape to EboSuite.