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December 20, 2004



Laptop and body performance

S.S.S is a trio -- Cécile Babiole, Laurent Dailleau, and Atau Tanaka -- performing visual music with sensors and gestures. They create a work of sound and sight, a laptop performance enriched by the intensity of bodies in movement.

Sensors capture gesture and corporeal movement, translating them into digital data:

- Ultrasound sensors measure the distance between the performer’s hands and her machine, allowing her to articulate 3D imagery, navigating in color, scale, texture…
- The Theremin, an oscillator invented in 1919, responds to perturbations of electrostatic fields based on the distance of the hands and body to the instrument.
- The BioMuse places gel electrodes on the performer’s forearms, analyzing EMG biosignals. Muscle tension through concentrated movement allows the musician to sculpt sound synthesis. (Posted by Régine Debatty)

Posted by Regine at December 20, 2004 01:00 AM