Live multimedia performance for string quartet, electronic music and panoramic visuals, based on the concept of “graphic sonification”.
Steve Heimbecker’s artistic approach is to create in layers: layers of meaning, layers of representation, layers of media from analogue to digital, layers of audio, image and technology. Over his career he has consistently included a cross-modal approach to this layered process. Cross modality is the ability to simultaneously integrate information from different sense modalities such as light and sound. In recent years he has integrated digital image and sound within dedicated audio-visual media array networks he designs. These arrays deliberately produce unpredictable multi-channel outcomes based upon a theme in sound and image whose diffusion structure is metaphorically similar to rhizome root systems found in nature.
Heimbecker has created sound immersion systems for his audio art compositions, installations and performances for nearly 3 decades. Defining space and the architecture of space through sound immersion fascinates him.
— Source: Heimbecker's website