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Levy Lorenzo plays electronics and percussion

Game of Skill 2.0 (2015) - interactive light/sound installation
custom electronics, Pure Data, hall effect sensors, magnets
commisionned by sound artist Christine Sun Kim

Game of Skill 2.0 from Christine Sun Kim on Vimeo.








Light Flute (2015) - Custom LED flute installation - commissioned by Claire Chase for a performance of
Salvatore Sciarrino's Il cerchio tagliato dei suoni for 4 flute soloists and 100 flute "migranti".










Mirage 3.0 (2014) - Mirage Crew - A mobile, interactive visualizer @ Burning Man


Working as part of a small team, I was responsible for electronics hardware
and sound installation











In the Light of Air (2014) - Anna Thorvaldsdottir
International Contemporary Ensemble and Interactive Light Installation @ HARPA - Reykjavik, Iceland

I designed a custom sound-to-light interface that allows the musicians to control the
lights with their instruments and their own breathe. In collaboration with lighting
designer Nick Houfek and the International Contemporary Ensemble












I-AM-I (2014) - Ligorano Reese Studio - Woven Data Portrait
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Working as part of a small team, I was responsible for PCB design and electronics
hardware installation











Many Moons (2013) - solo installation - commissioned by Gawker Media
Interactive Light Installation [ video ]


Ultrasonic Sensors, Microcontrollers, Light Bulbs and Paper Lanterns











Buckyball (2012) - Leo Villareal Studio - Light Sculpture

Working as part of a small team, I was responsible for electronics hardware installation
and power management










Song of the Tides (April 2010)
This was a data sonification collaboration with Stony Brook University Mathematics
Professor Tony Phillips . In order to better interpret data that modeled tidal patterns at
specific points on the globe, I created music which traces the local maxima and minima
that shows the time and heights of high/low tides at Venice and Ancona, Italy. This was
presented in the 2010 Matematica e Cultura conference in Venice, Italy along with Prof.
Phillips' other tidal research. MAX/MSP was used for this project.

VENICE audio

ANCONA audio




Emotional Polarities (October 2009) - photo + video
In collaboration with cDACT as part of the Hybrid Geographies Exhibition
Christa Erickson, Joseph Esser, Levy Lorenzo,and Guozhu Luo
Networked Installation: LCD, metal, computer, custom electronics

In exploring the opposing nature of communications in our society today, the duality
of hope and fear often emerge and are exploited in our larger sociopolitical context.
Emotional Polarities examines the extent to which this is reflected in our every day
conversations as embodied in live Twitter communications.

At the beginning of each day, the piece centers its monitor. Throughout the day the
position changes left and right registering the amount of language that used 'hope'
(right) versus the amount of communications that used 'fear' (left), suggesting
emotional trends. The monitor visually indicates the character of a particular message
with blue text on a white field for 'hope' and white text on a blue field for 'fear'.





Miss You () (October 2009) - photo + video
In collaboration with cDACT as part of the Hybrid Geographies Exhibition
Christa Erickson, Joseph Esser, Levy Lorenzo, Guozhu Luo, and Margaret Schedel
Networked Installation: teletype, custom electronics, twitter, computer

Linking the newest communication technology, Twitter, to the oldest, Morse Code,
Miss You explores our desire for rapid long distance communication in a world
where we are increasingly geographically dispersed. Listening to real-time live
Twitter communications, every 50 times the phrase "miss you" appears in a 'tweet'
the telegraph key will transmit the phrase in audible Morse Code dots and dashes.
Miss You re-translates and quantifies these silent communications of this century
and makes them rhythmic and sonic once again.









Bose Media System (2007)
Worked as an embedded software engineer for Bose to build a car head-unit,
released in the 2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
Design: Custom SPI communication interface and power control.




Intelligent MIDI Sequencing with Hamster Control (August 2003) - project link
Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering Thesis at Cornell U.
The movement of the 6 hamsters guides the path of the musical algorithms.