Last week I went to Lyon, France, to collaborate with Djtal Humain (http://www.pearltrees.com/djtal.humain) and his stunning visual installation: Djtalizeur. Djtal Humain’s installation is a result of 2 years or tinkering with visual technologies that promote collaborative, playful interaction with a visual projection. In this space, participants see themselves sliced, copied and colored into what seems to be a kaleidoscope. Using this as a basis, I developed a musical system that allows the performer to create and manipulate loops os sine waves. By using a simple oscillator and not following harmony, I freed myself from the constrains of traditional music.
The pitch and partials of a sine wave are controlled by the position of the hands. The resulting sound is recoded into loops that are layered on top of each other. The hands are followed using the Kinect camera. Max/MSP was used to design the interaction and manipulate the sine waves.
April 19-21, UT Austin, I will be presenting a bioperformance integrated in 3D immersive environment. It features a new biotech model (steampunk cybernetic design), integrating Heart rate (HR), Electromyography (EMG) and Fine motor skills control. It also has a Kinect that tracks body movements. All these control will be manipulating the visuals and sounds in real time.
For two whole week, Dance Jockey will be preforming 7 times a day a 7 min show at the Car Expo in São Paulo for the brand Peugeot. Tearing away from conventions and always experimenting, Dance Jockey @ Peugeot is composed of four parts:
Car Percussion: 4 contact microfones are placed on the hood, front door, back door and ceiling of the car so 4 percussionists can literally use the car as a percussive instrument.
Interactive Dance: A special camera called Kinect follows the movements of a dancer and responds with sound effects. Instead of dancing to music, you make music by dancing.
Urban Dance – Tsunami All Star
Yago de Quay
Urban Dance: 8 dancers (team Tsunami All Star) perform various styles street, break, parkour, animation, etc… While one vocalist does beatboxing and sings.
Achiles Live Painting
Live Art: The artist Achiles uses a tablet to draw, in real time, pictures of cars on a massive LED screen.
Behind the scenes is Jacarandá Áudio (www.jacarandatrilhas.com) taking technical care of the sound.
This is the first showing at Mostra UP on 20/03/2011, a festival that debuts many of the emerging technologies and art in the Uni. of Porto, Portugal. Dance Jockey is a performance that features me playing music BY dancing, NOT the other way around. With the help of Ståle Skogstad on the hardware and choreography side.
Using a wii remote and a lot of programing (max/msp/liveosc/clyphx), i am able to control all of ableton live with my guitar. This makes it possible to perform sets with a live instrument! All done in real-time: auto-tune, synth control and live set control. should be performing this nex week in the UK, London, Milton Keys.