gestural performance of electronic music.
|New territories are only truly discovered by going there.|
This holds true for both the stage and the world at large. On stage, the physical presence of the performer is one of the clearest point of reference. It carries expression, intention and captures the attention of the audience.
In this piece, technical elements are hidden, emphasising the invisible nature of the electronic sound processes and putting the body in the centre. The development of the potential of gestural actions for musical performance is key, the music unfolds through an exploratory attitude and improvised forms. This piece surpasses the traditional ways of playing electronic music through mixing desks, keyboards or mice giving space to movement and gesture. The combination of visible actions and gestures with directly or abstractly linked sounds creates a particular sonic space. The signs and gestures evoke dance, music conducting or even martial arts, yet keep their identity and remain in a domain of their own.
Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
Troubley Theatre, Antwerp, Belgium
Sound Reasons Festival, New Delhi, India
"Seit den legendären Auftritten von Michel Waisvisz habe ich nie mehr einen Performer gesehen und gehört, der meinen Vorstellungen von Live-Elektronik so nahe kam - das heisst, bei dem die Gestik und das klangliche Resultat einen für den Zuhörer verständlichen Zusammenhang hatten."
"Since the legendary performances of Michel Wasvisz I have never seen and heard a performer who approximates my vision of live-electronics so closely - i.e. where gesture and sonic result present a coherence understandable for the listener."
Bruno Spoerri, Swiss Electronic Music Pioneer
The Possibility of an Island
A three-part embodied performance of electronic music based on gestural inter/actions.
|The sensor-carrier staff Instrument was built with the aid of the Fab-Lab Luzern - For more Information see project description here. To read more also find a short blog post about the making of the instrument here.|