Squarepusher | Damogen Furies World Tour


Designed by Zak Norman

Black Box Echo have designed Squarepusher's innovative and fully generative new visual system.

The algorithms use geographical and meteorological data on each location we visit to define the starting points for an entirely generative visual environment. The patches are then controlled in their evolution by the audio and midi data they receive live from Squarepusher during the performance. Only he can control their development throughout the set by his chosen interactions with his own machines.

It is truly a visual instrument - defined by data; driven by audio.

'I wanted to create something that confronted the concept of fear of losing control of your enviromnment. After giving the system some basic rules and parameters to work inside during pre-production, I surrendered my ability to control the output, rendering it fully dependent on the feeds it receives and how it processes them. Each performance can be interpreted differently, with a continuously developing level of sophistication.'  Zak Norman

To learn more about the technology we created for the Squarepusher live show click here

To learn more about the art concept click here

Show Design, Art Direction & System Programming:
Zak Norman

Technical Consultant: 
Martin Harvey

Visual Programmers: 
George Toledo
Peter Sistrom of [namethemachine]

Rupert Dean
Abigail Portner

Thanks to: Andy James, David Lublin, Mark Calvert & all at RES, Ralph Lambert & all at immersive, Joe Dunkley, Giani Fabricio and Steve Nalepa