Synaesthesia accepted at SMC2017!

The performance Synaesthesia has been accepted in the concert program of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2017!
The performance will take place on July 6th in Helsinki at Korjaamo Culture Factory, one of the largest independent arts centers in the Northern Europe.
The Sound and Music Computing Conference is a double-blind peer-reviewed international scientific conference around the core interdisciplinary topics of Sound and Music Computing, coming this year at its 14th edition.

The program of the conference and the concerts can be found at: http://smc2017.aalto.fi/program.html

How to use a Sense/Stage MiniBee

In my performance setup for Synaesthesia I use the Sense/Stage Minibee, developed by Marije Baalman. The MiniBees are wireless versions of Arduino that can be used in live performances, installations, or whenever there’s a need for wireless communication for sensors and actuators.
Read how to use them in this new tutorial, that describes the steps I made for developing my setup.
How to use a Sense/Stage MiniBee

Synaesthesia premiered!

On Saturday 22th October I premiered my new live performance “Synaesthesia” in Compagnietheater in Amsterdam, event commisioned by Amsterdam Dance Event and funded by Stimuleringfonds Creatieve Industrie.

The piece was a live electronics solo performance, involving biophysical sensors and active lighting. The inner exploration of the senses was transduced into sound and light through a custom designed sound synthesis that reacted on the various sensors placed on the body of the performer.

 

Funded project for ADE Sound Lab 2016

Selected participant and winner of the grant organized by ADE Sound Lab and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie NL for the proposed performance Synaesthesia.

Synaesthesia aims to explore the musical and corporeal performance practice built upon the active stimulation of the senses of sight, hearing and the perception of the muscles. The performance is based on a synesthetic system composed of wearable sensors that respond both to bio-signals and dynamically controlled lighting.

The resulting performance will be held during the Amsterdam Dance Event in October 2016.

Page of the project on StimuleringFonds.nl
List of the selected projects

Segno

Realization of a soundscape and interactive light system for an installation. This installation is made of a sculpture resembling an exploded tree and a crucifix built with scrap metal, and a sound and light accompanying system. The light system has a proximity sensor that makes the illumination of the sculpture react to the distance of the observer.

The soundscape diffusing from the sculpture narrates the birth of a dead unnatural tree.

This work has been displayed at the “La Fornace delle Idee: Lavoro ad Arte” exhibition at the Fornace Michelagnoli, organized by “Signa è Fiera” during Semptember 2015.