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Introduction and News    About Kenji Kojima / Kenji Kojima Resume / 小島健治デジタルアートワークス

Techno Synesthesia:
Kenji Kojima has been experimenting with the relationships between perception and cognition, technology, music and visual art since early 90's.
RGB Music Project creates a music from color data of a photograph. If you are the first time visitor, please see "RGB values into Music (Mona Lisa)"
or RGB MusicLab Subway Synesthesia Video". RGB MusicLab is an application of MacOS and Windows which put together these technical studies programmed by the artist. The latest works treat binaries as pigments which are one of basic art materials, and adapted cipher technologies for an art method.

小島健治はコンピューターを使用した、知覚・認識・時間の関連を探求するアートを、90年代始めから続けています。RGBミュージックは2007年にスタートした、イメージのカラーデータをアルゴリズムで音楽に変換するプロジェクトです。これはコンピュータを使って確実なデータに基づいた、視覚と聴覚の境界を越える共感覚を連想させるアートです。RGB Music が初めての方は「RGB values into Music (Mona Lisa)」 または 「
RGB MusicLab Subway Synesthesia Video 」をご覧ください。「RGB MusicLab」は、プロジェクトのプログラミングを纏めたアプリケーションです。最新の作品では、バイナリー(2進数)を顔料のように基礎的な制作材料として扱い、暗号技術をアートの方法として取り入れています。



NEWS:

October 2014
Free 2015 Calendar "Save the Bees" PDF files. US Holidays and Japanese Holidays files.
2015年カレンダー無料「Save the Bees」PDFファイル。日本の休日版、アメリカの休日版があります。

September 2014
My Selfie taken in the project "The Gentle Sway of the Lights" was selected in
The Selfie Show / An Art Exhibition of Self-Portraits @MONA (Museum of New Art), Detroit from September 21, 2014

プロジェクト「微かな光の揺らぎ」の中で撮った私のセルフィー(自撮り)が
セルフィー・ショー / 自撮りのアート展:ミュージアム オブ ニューアート(MONA)デトロイト市 に選出されました。2014年9月21日から

September 2014
10th Cologne International Videoart Festival is launching.
10 minutes edition "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011" was selected in the 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival.
The video will be exhibited in video and file festivals worldwide. Greece, Italy, Latvia, Peru, Israel, Germany, Poland, USA.
コンポジション・フクシマ 2011(10分ビデオ版)」が 第10回ケルン国際ビデオアート・フェスティバル「Alienated Memory」に選出されました。

August 2014
10 minutes edition "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011" will join "BRAVE NEW WORLD" Videoart Festival in Berlin-Mitte.
コンポジション・フクシマ 2011(10分ビデオ版)」が、ベルリンで催された BRAVE NEW WORLD ビデオアート・フェスティバルに参加しました。

July 2014
Updated interactive "Save the Bees" Calendar" (former name was "Bee in Central Park") 2011 - 2020.
"Bee in Central Park Photograps Calendar" was selected in Webbienial 2014 of Istanbul contemporary Museum. Exhibition Thema was "Bliss".
"Bee in Central Park Photograps Calendar"が、イスタンブール現代美術館のウェブ・ビエンナーレ2014に選ばれました。


June 2014
Solo Exhibition "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011" Opening View at MediaNoche in New York City.





The exhibition is at MediaNoche in New York City from June 12th to July 12th, 2014. The musics were created from news photographs on the net by algorithim. "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011" was exhibited in "FILE Media Art Festival 2012" at Sao Paulo, Brazil. The opening view video by Sanae Maeda Buck.


「コンポジション・フクシマ 2011」が、 ニューヨークのメディア・ノチェ・ギャラリーで、2014年6月12日から7月12日まで公開されました。作成された音楽は、ネット上の報道写真からコンピュータ・アルゴリズムで作っています。「コンポジション・フクシマ 2011」は、サンパウロの 「FILEメディア・アート・フェステバル」で、2011年にも公開されています。このビデオはサナエ・マエダ・バックさんの協力です。







Recent Works 


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December 2014
Make Your Favorite Photo Calendar.
インターネット上の好きな写真をインポートしてカレンダーが作れます。


November 2014
RGBMusic News MIDI Player App.(MacOS only) updated
Recent QuickTime plug-in of Web browser can not play a midi music. The player has a Web browser function and can play a midi music.
RGBMusic ニュースのMIDI演奏プレイヤー・アプリ(MacOSのみ) アップデート
最近のブラウザーのQuickTimeプラグインは、MIDI音楽が演奏できません。ブラウザー機能のあるプレイヤー・アプリが、MIDI音楽を演奏します。



The Gentle Sway of the Lights
/ 微かな光の揺らぎ
Algorithmic Composition Studies


Current version of Application "Luce" Dp.10, Studies 01 - 12
The program "Luce" captures changing lights of 48 divided image areas through a videocam then converts RGB data of the highest three different values of areas to musical notes. The picture looks like a still image, but the lights that human eyes can not recognize differences are changing very slightly in every second. The program sets the maximum different value of the light and the sequence interval. The program name "Luce" referred the Scriabin's "Prometheus" which score included lighting part "Luce". I am thinking that the program will be used for an installation in empty spaces like hall, and/or for a performance art.
プログラムは人間の目には感じることができない、微かな光の変化をビデオカムを通して感知し、音階にして演奏します。プログラム名「Luce」は、作曲家スクリアビンの作品「Prometheus」の楽譜で使われた光のパートから採りました。ホールのような何もない空間のインスタレーションや、ダンスなどのパフォーマンスに使われる事を考えています。




Split/Merge AudioVisual
視聴覚の分離と融合


This project splits an image to audio and visual files. The two files mege into the original image with showing the color pixels and playing the music. A full screen player for Mac OS "Merge AudioVisual Player 06".
ソフトウエアはイメージをオーディとビジュアルのファイルに分割して、再びオリジナル・イメージに再生します。
日本語版3分説明ビデオ(Japanese 3 minutes video)

Technical Note of "Split/Merge AudioVisual" テクニカル・ノート
April, 2014
This is a part of project "Split/Merge AudioVisual".
When we treat computer files in binary, there is no borders. You can split and merge them.


Split/Merge AudioVisual: Bee_1380418994
Watch Video (original work is not a video)


Split/Merge AudioVisual: Bee_1380587313
Watch Video (original work is not a video)


Split/Merge AudioVisual: Bee_1381080098
Watch Video (original work is not a video)




Slide show: Bee in Central Park The photographs were used for "Split/Merge AudioVisual".
"Save the Bees" Calendar updated and Added until the year of 2020.
「セーブ・ザ・ビーズ」カレンダーの構成を一部整理して、2020年まで追加しました。


Algorithmic Composition "CipherTune / 暗号音楽" DIY Algorithmic Composition / Image Reversible Music. Video Demo
An encrypted text or a photograph is converted to a MIDI music file, the music file can be decrypted to originals.
アルゴリズム作曲「CipherTune / 暗号音楽」イメージを暗号化して音楽に変換、音楽をイメージに復号 / 2013年


LiveCodeプログラミング初心者開発入門(日本語)
日常英語のような誰もが読んで分かるプログラミング。
日常英語のようなコンピュータ言語。無料開発ツールは MacOS、Windows、Linux、Webサーバーのプログラミングが可能。
LiveCode Programming Japanese Tutorial for beginners


RGB values of a news photograph are converted to a music by algorithm.
It was one year project from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
Total music archives were 5,016.
The musics were created from the image data of 5 Internet News Site's Photographs.
The New York Times | The Guardian | Spiegel Online | El País | Le Monde




Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011 March Video Edition 2014 (with translation) 01:01:33
It was selected to be presented in Media Art Festival "FILE Hypersonica 2012", Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kenji Kojima (page83)
The musics of "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011" selected photographs from RGB Music News which related
with the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident.
2011年3月11日から12月31日までのウェブ上の5つのニュース・サイトから、
福島原発事故に関連した報道写真とその見出しを時系列で並べて、画像に含まれる色彩データから音楽を作っています。
ニュース・サイト:The New York Times | The Guardian | Spiegel Online | El País | Le Monde

Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011 March Digest 25:14

The video shows binary data (00000000 to 11111111) of RGB colors and musical notes. The revolving cube is the mapping of colors in RGB color space. One of the bottom corners of RGB color cube is 0,0,0 (black). The top corners on a diagonal is 255,255,255 (white). The points are RGB color values in the cube. The line ties points by the order of the musical notes. The actual work is MacOS application.




Software Development since 2007
RGB MusicLab


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Go to Desktop Application "RGB MusicLab"



Over $20USD donation for supporting Kenji Kojima's art works,
you will get the password of RGB MusicLab
Download Desktop Application Demo "RGB MusicLab" V.41 (MacOSX)
Download Desktop Application Demo "RGB MusicLab" V.41 (Windows)




RGB MusicLab Subway Synesthesia Video
If you do not want to install a plugin, please see this exhibition version video.
Web app version does not run an animation data.





RGB Music RENGA Series Video Sample:
They were Web applictions used a plugin, however the pluging did not work on the latest browsers.


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RGB Music were created from image date of photographs.
This video was created using Web application "RGB Music RENGA: New York City Subway" and "RGB Music RENGA Player".




RGB Music were created from image date of photographs.
RGB Music RENGA / Four Seasons: Skyscrapers from Great Lawn in Central Park, New York City




RGB Music Project:


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RGB Music Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa Smile Red / Video Sample 4:07



RGB Music Project:
RGB Music is converted RGB values of an image into music.



XYZ Music: String Trio Sphere Random Points / video sample



XYZ Music: Cone / video sample



XYZ Music: Spiral Cylinder / video sample




JIKANKEI Version 1.7.4 (FUJYO JIHO) for MacOS and Windows(limited function)


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JIKANKEI displays angles of the SUN and local times of cities and places on the Earth. Sunrise and sunset data are taken from US Naval Observatory Date Services through Internet. The latest version shows Sun directions and FUJYO JIHOU (gradually changing time) that is before Westernized Japanese Clock System.






Longitude and Latitude Map for JIKANKEI

You can get them by a cllick on the map. If you know the adrress, type it. Longitute and Latitude are used for custom settings in JIKANKEI. The map is used Google MAPS.








Photographs and Calendar:


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Free 2015 Calendar "Save the Bees" PDF files. US Holidays and Japanese Holidays files.
2015年カレンダー無料「Save the Bees」PDFファイル。日本の休日版、アメリカの休日版があります。

Bees in Central Park / Photographs Slide Show 2013 - 2014
Interactive Bees Calendar 2011 - 2020

FOUR SEASONS: The Botany of Central Park 2012


The Botany Photographs + Printable Calendar


3.11 9999 Years Calendar / 3.11 9999年カレンダー
Another title is "Into Eternity" 








Small Images / Large Images












DIGITAL ART EXHIBITIONS & COMPETITIONS:


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September, 2014
The Selfie Show / An Art Exhibition of Self-Portraits at MONA (Museum of New Art), Detroit, MI



September, 2014
10th Cologne International Videoart Festival "Alienated Memory"

10 minutes edition "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011" was selected.


August 30, 2014
"BRAVE NEW WORLD" Videoart Festival in Berlin-Mitte.

10 minutes edition "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011" was selected


July 2014
Webbienial 2014 of Istanbul contemporary Museum.

"Bee in Central Park Photograps Calendar" was selected. Exhibition Thema was "Bliss".


June 12 - July 12, 2014
Solo Exhibition "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011" at MediaNoche in New York City



The opening view video by Sanae Maeda Buck. The musics were created from news photographs on the net by algorithim.


December 2013
Software Art "CipherTune" was at ESPACIO ENTER 2013.

ESPACIO ENTER was the International Festival of Art Science Innovation and Digital Culture. It opened at Tenerife of the Canary Islands.


October 2012 -
Web Biennial 2012 Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum



FILE SP 2012 Hypersonica Sao Paulo, Brazil from July 16th until August 19th, 2012.
Exhibits "Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011"

FILE RIO 2012 as part of FILE Media Art category in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Apr 10 to May 13, 2012.
Exhibited Web Art Project "RGB Music News"

FILE MEDIA ART 2011: Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibited Web Art Project "RGB Music News"

FILE PRIX LUX 2010: Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, São Paulo, Brazil
Nominated Kenji Kojima's algorithmic composition
"RGB Music RENGA: 999 Views of Skyscrapers from Great Lawn in Central Park, New York City" has being nominees to be electronic sonority category of the final Jury selection. FILE PRIX LUX is the International Art and Technology prize offered in São Paulo, Brazil by FILE electronic language international festival.





Digital Art Festival in Brazil (Belo Horizonte)
FAD (FESTIVAL DE ARTE DIGITAL) translation Exhibition: September 10 - 18, 2010
Webart: September 6-12, 2010 Quina Gallery (Ed. Bag, 2nd Floor - Centro - Belo Horizonte)



Exhibited work "RGB Music RENGA: New York City Subway by Kenji Kojima"





March 19th, 20th, 2010
PROCESS Festival Ausland, Berlin, Germany

PROCESS is a 2 day festival focusing on the sound of systems. Terms like 'process-driven' and 'generative' are expanded to include live performances based on breath, a train-yard video that generates rhythms dynamically, and a large metal 'drop machine' which emulates electronics, with no electronics. The programme features two evenings of live performances and new-media works, a workshop and a special internet commission, and takes place on March 19 and 20 at Ausland, an iconic venue situated in the heart of Prenzlauerberg, Berlin.

Sound Installation "RGB Music RENGA" is an algorithmic composition. It improvises music at the installation place.





July 2009
CONCOURS INTERNATIONAUX DE BOURGES 2009
Musiques Electroacoustiques et Arts Electroniques, Catégorie : tendance Netart

Kenji Kojima had been selected in Part Electronic Arts - Section II -
Category New practices of Netart of the 36th Bourges InternationalCompetitions Electroacoustic Music and Electronic Art 2009 for his piece "Subway Synesthesia". July, 2009





May 18 - 22, 2009
Sound Installation “Subway Synesthesia” in RE-NEW 2009 Digital Art Festival
Huset i Magstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark



Short video version of "Subway Synesthesia (includes 02-01-02)".
The original is not a video work.
"Subway Synesthesia" is a software art, includes 10 musics and NYC Subway photographs.




Nov. 6 - Dec.13, 2008
Subway Synesthesia / Kenji Kojima,
AC[Direct], Chelsea, New York City

Sound Installation of RGB Music and Photographs
It is not an impression of a photograph of a musical variation. It composes a score from an image directly.



AC [ Direct ] 547 W. 27th St, #519 New York, NY 10001
Press release English



Installation View with RGB Music






WEB ART: 1996 - 2002
Project clones were preserved by Rhizome.org at the New Museum


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Project Throwing Stones: the Movie



A Tender Attempt to Accomplish Something Possible in This Impossible

Throwing Stones / into primeval / onto the moon / into a pond
In a Grove
The Creation of Man
The Birth of Venus
I'm always on the Web / Sky / Grass / Wave / since The Cave / in Forest



Other TIME Works

It Feels Like Time Have Changed...
A Silence of Cicadas
Walk of Seconds / on Grass / on Earth
273+- Part: 0 (after John Cage)



Is the Production of Garbage Materials in the 21st Century, still Art? / Project 1996 - 2001

Project clones were preserved by Rhizome.org at the New Museum

Heavy Material / Light Material
Contrariwise

Interactive Web Art by Kenji Kojima / Collection 1 (682K)
Includes: Listen the Blocks, Eczema, Fission, TOY

Interactive Web Art by Kenji Kojima / Collection 2 (821K)
Includes: Virtual/Physical, What's Done, Bugs, Sphere &Cube

Interactive Web Art by Kenji Kojima / Collection 3 (814K)
Includes: Ripples, Stone C/C/u/o/b/n/e/e, Been Done, Cylinders

Interactive Web Art by Kenji Kojima / Collection 4 (1453K)
Includes: SSHPERES, Into The Mirror, Ring, Trail & Perspective

Interactive Web Art by Kenji Kojima / Collection Mirror (1208K)
Includes: Into The Mirror Cylinder, Into The Mirror, Into The Mirror 45D





LiveCode PROGRAMMING TUTORIAL: JAPANESE


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LiveCodeプログラミング初心者開発入門(日本語)
日常英語のようなコンピュータ言語。

Study Note: Japanese
LiveCode CGI Basic

RGB-Hex Converter