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Franziska Baumann + Matthew Ostrowski

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VOICE SPHERE

VOICE SPHERE / ARCHITECTURE & DESIRE (for voice, glove, and live electronics)” Featuring Franziska Baumann, Matthew Ostrowski; Slought Foundation | Friday, June 02, 2006; 8:00-10:00pm; $10.00 at Door (Reservation not required)

Please join us for a special concert with Swiss artist Franziska Baumann (voice and sensorglove live electronics) and Matthew Ostrowski (laptop and P5 glove). Baumann and Ostrowski will each play solo, then in duo. The interactive technologies pioneered by these artists enable them to control articulations of their voices and computers in real time via gesture and movement. A variety of sensors connect their music to the real world of physical phenomena.

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As a vocalist, Franziska Baumann explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument and has developed an extensive vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques such as multiphonics and glottal clicks, as well as a variety of unique microtonal, timbre-modifying, and percussive vocal techniques that have become her signature sounds. In her performances, Baumann often modulates and “electrifies” her voice through the use of a SensorLab based Cyberglove linked to her Mac. She sculpts her live voice in combination with pre-composed multitrack sound-map via gesture and movement.

Matthew Ostrowski has been using electronics since the early 1980s. In an attempt to bring a truly instrumental quality to live computer music practice, he has developed a system based around the P5 glove, a commercially available video game controller.

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This device is connected to a Max/MSP program of his own design, which uses principles of physical modeling to control musical parameters. By manipulating virtual objects in a multidimensional parameter space, his instrument brings some of the nonlinear behaviors of physical objects into the electronic domain.

Slought Foundation | New Futures for Contemporary Life: 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia | Ph: 215.222.9050 | Thur-Sat 1-6pm | Director: Aaron Levy, alevy[at]slought.org


May 31, 2006

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