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Ever looked at a standard slideshow of photos and thought that they could do with a bit of extra pizzazz? Are your bevvy of Instagram filters starting to look a bit tired? Peter McAdam has just the solution. His software iCoda uses music and photo galleries to create a palimpsest of images that’s completely different every time.

By using sounds – which can include voice, music and background noise – iCoda creates a unique artistic gallery that reacts to the volume and amplitude of the sounds fed through it. In essence, the louder the sound you put into iCoda, the images displayed multiply and become more layered. In the future, Peter wants to make the software artificially intelligent, so that no one image from your galleries is repeated within the artwork.

Peter will be showing off what iCoda can do at the launch of Razmataz Lorry Excitement’s new LP at Northern Stage on Saturday 18th July, where he’ll be using the software during Nathalie Stern’s performance and Peter Brewis’ DJ set to create stunning accompanying visuals. The visuals created by iCoda will be completely unique to the sets Stern and Brewis perform on the night; the artwork will never be seen again after the event.

If you want a sneak peek of what Peter’s tech is capable of, then pop down to Gateshead’s Central Bar from Monday 29th June to see iCodex, an exhibition featuring digital prints of work produced by the iCoda software.

Peter McAdam will be using his iCoda software at the Razmataz Lorry Excitement album launch at Northern Stage, Newcastle on Saturday 18th July.

iCodex exhibits at The Central Bar, Gateshead from Monday 29th June until Friday 30th August.

iCoda is available to download as an app on the Android store now.

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