Blood Music at Seminarium #4 in Tromsø

Published on 2015-05-09 by Kenneth Flak

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On May 9, 2015 we gave a lecture performance at Seminarium #4, a conference dealing with the relationship between sound and movement. The lecture was based on our performance Blood Music. Here we demonstrated how to trigger samples using sensors attached to wrists and ankles, and how to control pitch, reverb, filter cutoff and other parameters using the same sensors in a different mode. We also described the different choreographic apporaches we have been using to realize the project in a way that makes sense from a dancer's point of view. For us it is important that the movement of the body stays in focus, and that whatever technology is being used supports this, through emphasis, contrast, extension and counterpoint.