Seaquence was created by Okaynokay (Ryan Alexander and Gabriel Dunne), from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ryan artist and researcher currently focused on interactive audiovisual experience design. His recent works include generative simulations, live visual performance, spherical photography, and motion graphics experiments.
Gabe is an artist from San Francisco whos work includes audiovisual experiences, performance, and installation. With a background in design and music, he’s used computers in his practice ever since he was introduced to his Dad’s Commodore 64 and Amiga 1000 as a toddler.
In the spring of 2009 Ryan Alexander, Gabriel Dunne, and Daniel Massey participated in fledgling arts organization Gray Area’s first artist residency in the Tenderloin, the heart of San Francisco. While in residence they created the original seaquence.org web app with support from the Gray Area team. Seaquence became a seminal project in the organizations history that blossomed into a vibrant community and has accumulated well over 300,000 compositions. It continues to be enjoyed by people around the world.
Seaquence spanned into physical installation as well. A hardware ‘SeaNome’ RGB button grid was created as a hardware controller and used in physical installations.
Since then a lot has changed. seaquence.org was originally written in Adobe Flash before the original iPad was released. Flash has slowly been phased out as an interactive platform on the web, and doesn’t work at all on mobile devices.
In mid-2014 Ryan and Gabe decided that the best way to keep the Seaquence community alive was to do what they had been talking about for years — bring the app to iPad. Over the next two and a half years, they built a new version of Seaquence from the ground up with a brand-new codebase, introducing shiny new graphics and a high quality sound engine, graduating Seaquence from a Flash web-toy to a fully-featured musical experience.
Daniel is an artist, musician, and designer currently based in Berlin. He was a co-creator of the original Seaquence project.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization supporting Art & Technology for Social Good.