Carl Testa Music


Since 2010, I've worked extensively with computer-controlled lighting equipment to create dynamic visual accompaniments to music, dance, theater, and performance.

The piece Waver, performed by Rachel Bernsen, incorporates algorithmic computer music and computer-controlled lighting to create a dynamic lighting environment in which Bernsen executes a structured improvisation through a gamut of movement strategies that are tightly connected to the musical content.

In 2015, I created a software system that allows me to control lighting fixtures with SuperCollider DSP. I've used this system to improvise lighting displays with musicians and dancers. The video with James Ilgenfritz and Bhob Rainey below documents one of those instances.

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