Excerpts from the audio-visual part of FLOOD. A site-specific multimedia vertical dance performance from BANDALOOP in collaboration with two Bay Area artists: creative technologist Osman Koç (@_kocosman) and composer Ben Juodvalkis (@benj3737).
Commissioned for the grand opening of the Momentary.
FLOOD (Excerpts) from Osman Koç on Vimeo.
Ways of seeing (NOS Visuals X VirtuosoNet) from Osman Koç on Vimeo.
Premiered at the “Ways of Seeing” exhibition in Daejeon Museum of Art, NOS Visuals collaborated with VirtuosoNet, the AI pianist developed in Music and Audio Computing Lab (MAC Lab) from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in a unique installation.
A selected repertoire from modern composers (Philip Glass, Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich) has been created and played by VirtuosoNet as an expressive piano performance from music score on a disklavier grand piano.
The immersive visual environment, created by NOS Visuals, enhances the audiences experience by enabling holistic perception of sound and visuals, as each visual environment is sound responsive and generated in real-time.
Coddiwomple from Osman Koç on Vimeo.
Coddiwomple means “to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination”, a nod to the wondering brain. The installation aims to create an inviting space for the audience to participate and play. The incongruous nature of the visual content plays with the audience’s perception of scale. The visuals move like a fluid and seeing each individual particle creates the impression of a molecular scale. The fluid responds to the movements of the audience creating ripples, waves, and crashes. The sheen and colors change in accordance with the speed of the movement.
The interactivity in the installation has a sandbox-like approach. As the nature of this fluid sandbox creates a familiar setting, the unfamiliar aspects of the piece prompt the audience to explore the boundaries and different behaviors of the environment. A sandbox doesn’t have rules, a goal, or a winner. It’s sole objective is the play itself.
The installation utilizes a wide angle lens camera to perceive users in a large area, transforming them from bypassers to participants. The camera image is processed via optical flow algorithm to measure the direction and magnitude of movement in the perceived area. Coddiwomple is about the journey rather than the result, thus the nature of the interactivity is similar to that of a sandbox. It aims to create space for users’ creativity and interaction with others, as the ripples they create turn into waves and crashes on the edges with increasing speed in the movement. The speed of the fluids also change their color, therefore the overall imagery gets brighter as the audiences’ movements intensify.
Wakes from Osman Koç on Vimeo.
“Wakes” is a visual exploration of movement behaviors of high density particles to form manifolds and surfaces that resembles the crashing of waves.
Made with Unity, using VFX Graph in HDRP.
Letter to My Father (Excerpts) from Osman Koç on Vimeo.
Excerpts from the world premiere performance at the grand opening for the new home of La Jolla Music Society, The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.
Composer: Lalo Schifrin
Violin: Cho-Liang Lin
Visual artist: Osman Koc
Tidal from Osman Koç on Vimeo.
Explorations on fluid-like behaviors, experimenting with analytical derivatives of noise functions.
Real-time rendering with Unity (4k enabled).
Director/choreographer Jon Boogz teamed up with creative technologist Osman Koc and fellow movement artist’s Ninja Nao and Tony Turbo to create an immersive experience embodying the great philosophy of Bruce Lee. Lee’s timeless words merge with choreography, projection design and original music to tell a powerful visual narrative of love, unity and self realization. Produced by Boogz Media and Sozo Vision with support from Epson America.
BE LIKE WATER
Jon Boogz, Director
Osman Koç, Creative Technologist
Jon Boogz, Ninja Nao, Tony Turbo, Movement Artists
Chizzy, Jason Yang, Music
Cameron McKinlay, Director of Photography & Editor
Alican Afsar, Alec Clawson, VFX
Alpay Kasal, Technical Producer
Ashley Munday, Lighting Technician
Produced by Boogz Media and Sozo Vision
Special thanks to:
Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC
Particle Collider – Excerpts from Osman Koç on Vimeo.
Excerpts from the audio-visual piece, Particle Collider, premiered at NextNow Fest ’18.
Composer: Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis
Visual artist: Osman Koc
String Quartet: Tempo New Music Ensemble
Visuals are real-time and sound-reactive. Developed in Unity3D.
Matri – Excerpts from Osman Koç on Vimeo.
Excerpts from my collaboration with Gabriel Prokofiev for Bodensee festival.
All visuals are audioreactive and real-time. Written in Processing.