As part of the partnership with Akademie Schloss Solitude, Antoni Rayzhekov went to Grenoble for a short residency. He spent a few weeks in September, October and December 2017 at Atelier Arts Sciences to invent with CEA researchers a new artistic device based on cells of the laboratory BIG.

Using images taken with a microscope, the artist captured the movements of these bacteria and synthesized the sounds produced by their shapes or structures to create live music.

October's programme: finding the right tools and the 'right' bacteria to present an interactive device for EXPERIMENTA 2018, the fair.

Project of sonification of cells and tissues:
How do bacteria and cells structures sound? ORGANIC OSCILLATORS is a performativeaudiovisual installation exploring the sonic qualities of microorganisms and cells. It uses advanced microscopy and computer-vision to translate in real-time their movement patterns and structures into sound by transforming a microscope into an audiovisual instrument.

ORGANIC OSCILATTORS, explores novel sonification techniques to examine the cellular structures and patterns as sonic scores, revealing the underlying relationships through sound. This is done with advanced microscopic imagery and computer-vision. A specialized software was created for the project, which enables one to examine and sonify an image seen from a microscope in real-time. Different specimens of cells were investigated and their sound qualities were compared. A range of different organic structures were similarly examined through several sonification techniques using image analysis, which included motion tracking, topological scanning and curvature unfolding.

This device will be further developed with the help of Dimiter OVTCHAROV Sculpture -Austria/Bulgaria and will be presented at EXPERIMENTA 2018, the Expo (8-10 February 2018).

During EXPERIMENTA, Antoni Rayzhekov will propose the following playlist

  1. Brain
  2. Heart
  3. Lungs
  4. Skin
  5. Blood cells
  6. Bacteria (fixted sample)
  7. Melanoma
  8. Skin tumor