Sonic Senses
A man performs in front of a canvas on which a luminous ball can be seen
Sun, April 17, 2016 6.30 pm CEST, Concert
As part of the concert, the public can look forward to performances by Atau Tanaka, Chikashi Miyama and Stelios Manousakis.
Among others, Atau Tanaka will present his current performance, »Myogram«: Four sensors fixed to his forearms will translate his muscular movements and nerve impulses in real-time, so that sounds can be synthesized and spatialized with the help of his expressive gestures. The artist and scientist is considered a luminary in the field of sensor instruments and artistic use of movement and gesture recognition. He has carried out important research work in this field of many years and holds a professorship at the renowned Goldsmiths Institute, University of London.
Composer, software developer and interface designer Chikashi Miyama will present two performance pieces. As part of »Black Vox«, Chikashi Miyama’s hand gestures will be recognized by the 35 infrared sensors of his musical instrument, Peacock, which he developed especially for artistic performances. The gestures simultaneously control over 300 musical parameters.
Stelios Manousakis works at the intersection of art, philosophy, science and technology and presents an exciting analysis of the potential artistic uses of wireless communications as part of his »Hertzian Field #2«. A triangle of WiFi transmitters and receivers produce an electromagnetic field, which is influenced by the performer and his own electromagnetic body resonance.
Project team
Yannick Hofmann (Produktionsleitung), Sebastian Schottke (Klangregie)