Interview with Cameron Naylor, Summer Showcase participant

We speak to 21-year-old Cameron Naylor about their entry to the Voice Summer Showcase.

Interview with Cameron Naylor, Summer Showcase participant

For their submission to the 2021 Voice Summer Showcase, Cameron submitted examples of their audiovisual artwork.

We invited Jack Solloway, Marketing Executive at Bloomsbury Digital Resources and former Assistant Editor to Voice, to join current Assistant Editor Saskia Calliste to view the submission and provide feedback to the artist. 

Jack said: "Cameron has produced an excellent installation-type series that generates mini films from found and generated audio and visual sources. The films are only a minute long but when viewed in a series the accumulative effect is like a trip through an art gallery. There’s a sculptural-like quality to each work which bends and flexes as you listen to each unique soundscape and watch how it interacts with the visuals on screen. Each has a different mood and I enjoyed the sheer ambition of the project (a series of 100 works!), and I can’t wait to explore further beyond the handful submitted for the showcase."

Saskia said: "Part of a 100-piece series, Cameron explores the relationship between audio and visuals in a really cool way and has created some very interesting one-minute videos. Each visual was perfectly matched to the audio. ‘Recap’ was beautifully therapeutic to watch and listen to, whereas ‘Dust’, ‘Zebra’ and ‘Cleen’ were kind of trippy and fun. Props to Cameron for the consistency alone. To create 100 pieces at one a day during lockdown – when times were tough and creativity didn’t always come easy – is a great achievement."

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I'm a recent graduate of Music Performance and Production at Leeds Beckett, currently living in Manchester, and I work as a freelance writer, and artist.

Give us a brief description of your submission?

My submission is a series of audiovisual pieces – I create my pieces entirely on the computer, typically with composition first in Ableton, and then I use Max to program the visuals using the amplitude and frequency of the music!

How long have you been practicing your artform?

I started making digital art in summer 2020, but I've been practicing music since I was 9.

What is some advice you wish you'd had before you started your artform?

I wish I'd known how creative programming can be! I put off learning Max because of how technical it seemed, but decided to give it a try because it works well with Ableton. I've been in love with it ever since.

Who are your artistic inspirations?

My inspirations are Brian Eno, Tarik Barri, and Daito manabe.

To see Cameron's submission, click here

To see all the submissions to the 2021 Voice Summer Showcase, follow this link.


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