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Monday, February 22, 2010

The Octopus Project announces "Hexadecagon"

The Octopus Project - Hexadecagon

This morning The Octopus Project announced a new audiovisual experiment called "Hexadecagon," to be performed during SXSW on the roof of Whole Foods. The name, a geometrical term for a sixteen-sided object, loosely describes a custom eight-channel audio and eight-channel video system that the band has been experimenting with for many months now, in addition to writing original music, building custom electronics, programming software and shooting video footage for the event.

For the performance, eight speakers will be set up in a circle surrounding the audience with the band set up in the middle, while a combination of video and still images will be projected onto eight overhead screens. With this setup, the band can send all or part of the music spinning around in a circle or jumping from point to point across the space, or put completely different elements in each speaker. Meanwhile the video can run independently or in tight synchronization with the sounds (following them around the circle, for example).

The Octopus Project will perform Hexadecagon twice (early & late shows) on Friday, March 19, 2010, on the rooftop plaza of Whole Foods at 6th & Lamar. The event is FREE, all ages and open to the public. Capacity is very limited, and admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Hexadecagon is not affiliated with SXSW, so badges and wristbands are NOT required and will grant no special entry.

For more details, check The Octopus Project's official site.
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