Tech Research

The point of departure for our technology research is the idea of digital technology as embodied thought, and, as such, an integrated part of us. In our choreographic work we use technologies that enable a different experience of movement than would otherwise be possible. At the core of this are MiniBee movement sensors that give performers the possibility to control and influence sound and light in real time. We write the software for this in SuperCollider, an Open Source programming language specifically optimized for algorithmic music and live interaction.

As our work progresses we will post a series of tutorials about the usage of both MiniBees and SuperCollider, as well as 100 Sketches, a series of video sketches with accompanying source code.

The code from our recent pieces can be found on GitLab. This code is in the public domain, and can be used and modified by anyone.

openFrameworks / Nvim / Arch Linux
Published on: February 7, 2020

Lately I have had to get into c++ programming in order to do some live analysis of our MiniBees. We also want to start working with live visuals in our performances as well, so last year I got a hold of a second-hand Kinect, and the last couple of weeks I’ve been playing around with this in oF, a c++ version of the excellent java-based graphics programming environment Processing. More...

MiniBee & SuperCollider Tutorials
Published on: August 1, 2019

Currently we are writing code and developing artistic strategies for 100 Sketches. As a part of this we are posting a series of tutorials detailing our work with MiniBee movement sensors and midi controllers. More...

Sound and Movement Workshop at the University of Stavanger
Published on: June 1, 2019

In November 2019 we will teach a workshop in movement and sound at University of Stavanger, Norway. The students will get the chance to create a live soundscore for their own dance, using cell phones and computers. More...

Migrating to Supercollider
Published on: August 30, 2016

We are currently migrating to SuperCollider as our programming language of choice after spending a few years patching and building devices in Max and Max for Live. More...

Workshop at Parnu Ühisgumnaasium
Published on: May 27, 2016

On May 27, 2016 we gave a workshop for music students at Pärnu Ühisgümnaasium together with eminent flute player Monika Matthiesen, demonstrating some aspects of our sensor technology and researching how to work with live music. More...

Blood Music at Seminarium #4 in Tromsø
Published on: May 9, 2015

On May 9, 2015 we gave a lecture performance at Seminarium #4, a conference dealing with the relationship between sound and movement. More...