Ed's first solo sound art show brought together a variety of interests and skills - graphic design, hand crafting musical instruments from wood and metal, and controlling these electronically. The ensemble of instruments was used by seven composers commissioned by Devane in pieces premiered on 4-12-10 in Severed Head, Dublin. Visit the Stop/Run page for pictures, video and information of this and future Stop/Run events.
In October 2010 Devane travelled to Bournemouth, UK to work with video artist Kavi on the "Paths" project. It was conceived by Devane as an interactive, dynamic sound art installation. A ceiling-mounted camera tracks the position of a person walking around a room, where paths are marked on the floor, presenting the participant with the option to walk the path chosen for them, or to wander as they wish.
Their movement is tracked and converted into a stream of numbers on an XY axis in software, which is then used to control a number of parameters in music software. Kavi developed the blob tracking while Devane interpreted the data being sent over the network as control changes, loop triggers etc.
DYAD was a collaborative installation project initiated by multidisciplinary artist Dáinne Nic Aoidh. A room was constucted in Pallas Arts Center in Smithfield, Dublin in which two rotating armatures moved in contrary motion. The armatures were fitted with small speakers driven by audio recording circuits which played back a short loop. Devane created a half hour long zither drone, which was looped through hidden speakers and provided an audio bed for the smaller rotating speakers.
Transcoding is a method of changing one form of digital information into another, in this case an image file to an audio file. Devane began experimenting with this method in 2010, and here are some of the results.