Oceanic Theremin

Digital Art

"Oceanic Theremin (a Triptych)" is a video artwork consisting of a series of procedural musical performances. ‘Procedural’ here means that the musical performance is created through code and via the physical simulation of instruments, and performed without conscious intervention. Oceanic Theremin is not just a video: it is a 3D digital music box, one capable of generating infinite performances; it is a novel instrument played by an unconscious and partly hidden performer—a musical messenger grasping at us from the deep.

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Shown at

  • Eastern Bloc (Sight + Sound Festival) 2022, Montreal, QC
  • Fine Arts Film Festival 2022, Venice, California
  • Athens School of Fine Arts (for the 10th Edition of the International Video Poetry Festival), Athens, Greece
  • ADAF (Athens Digital Arts Festival) 2021, Athens, Greece (Online + In-person)
  • Trailer screened at Mutek (Montreal) and Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria)

What I did

  • Design, conceptualization
  • Modeling, simulations, and procedural MIDI generation in Houdini
  • Texturing in Substance Painter/Designer
  • Rendering in Redshift
  • Compositing in Nuke and After Effects
  • Music and sound design in Logic Pro

Nitty Gritty

  • Year: 2021
  • Material: custom code, digital video
  • Dimensions: HD / 16:9 / Stereo projection
  • Duration: 4min 56s.

See it on YouTube