Soft Revolvers

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IDEA: Exploring strategies for music performance by creating cohesive systems that integrate sound, light and movement. Blurred lines between the notions of instrument, interface, installation and performance by proposing new contexts for the musical experience.

WHAT: A music performance for 4 acryl spinning tops. Each spinning top, 10’ in diameter, is associated with an ‘instrument’ or part in an electronic music composition. Gyroscopes and accelerometers communicate with a computer where the motion data is collected (speed, instability, acceleration, etc.) which is used for a music algorithm. LEDs placed inside the tops illuminate the body of the objects in counterpoint to the music. A camera placed above the performance table provides a video projection behind the artist, as an integral part of the performance. The behaviour of the objects adds unpredictability and makes each performance unique.

WHY: Spinning tops strongly refer to turntablism, DJ and hip hop culture.

BY: Myriam Bleau

VIA: #MakingWaves blog by #SOLOMusicGallery

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