Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Justin Lassen performs at CES 2011 @ Intel Stage in Las Vegas


CES 2011

In case you missed the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas, it was incredible. Lots of neat new gadgets and technology coming out on the market! Here’s a re-cap of Justin Lassen’s performance and what he used and why. In 4 days Justin had a total of 9 performances with thousands of warm receptive CES Attendees! He even did meet-and-greet, photos, etc. with them after each show.

CES 2011

Justin Lassen showed his groundbreaking “Synaesthesia” art series to an unsuspecting audience to great applause, appreciation and interest all around. On stage he had a prototype brand new HP laptop with Intel’s 2nd Generation Core mobile technology (Sandy Bridge), with 8GB ram, 2 Intel SSD 160GB X25M’s, Windows 7, 2nd Gen Core i7 2.8Ghz (8-thread). A Roland A-500Pro midi controller (49 key) and a Roland UA25EX audio interface as well as BlueMic’s Encore 200.

With these minimal and mobile technologies and instruments, Justin was able to create hollywood sounding music for the audiences in real-time, showing off sample streaming/loading of instruments (SSD), massive track-count 64-bit performance and effects and the convergence of music and art and multi-core parallelization.

An excerpt of one of the performances from IntelChannel.

World renowned and awe inspiring artist Alex Ruiz created a special, high resolution matte concept painting entitled “Convergence” that had everyone's eyes glued to the 103” screen on stage during the performance. His image became a frontpage “Daily Deviation” on DeviantArt which garnered over 17K+ views!

Alex Ruiz created this sped-up video sequence of how he made “Convergence”

Justin also worked with extremely talented videographer, director, photographer, artist Sapan Narula from India, yet again, on the teaser video, showcasing all the amazing artists that inspired the Synaesthesia music/art series. He worked hard into the night and got the project done and delivered for the show in Vegas which impressed everyone!

Sapan Narula created this video in 1080 HD specifically for the 103” HD Screen at CES!

Since there were 9 separate performances, there were 9 variations to the composition “Convergence” for the painting of the same name. To hear one of the versions in all it’s glory, please check out Justin’s SixtyOne page for a listen! Stay tuned for more news! Intel also used compositions from Justin Lassen’s “White Rabbit Asylum” throughout the entire show between demos and artists!