"7 memories, 7 dreams"
Seven Strange Dreams is a piece in which the environment speaks back to the dancer -- it literally responds to his movements. Does he control it, or does it control him? This question, reflects the fundamental question we all face as we move through the world.
I have been performing interactive pieces with electroacoustic music since 1999 and I have had the pleasure to work with many different composers. This piece is a compilation of choreographic and acoustic memories -- what they share is the use of motion tracking technology putting the dancer in control of the music.
None of the fragments are in their original settings, but rather, like memories, have evolved over time. They include samples and fragments of interactive work from Dan Hosken, Pablo Palacio, Hannah Grönigen, Atau Tanaka, Steve T. Eudaly and others.
The technology used in 7 Memories is based on motion tracking. It uses
a CCD video camera and PC computer. Software includes EyeCon (motion tracking),
MAX/msp and Supercollider. It is partly processed in realtime and partly
Premiere in Taipei at WOCMAT, October 17, 2009
ON TOUR. SEE THE JET LAG IN MY EYES.?
This is Bruce Gremo. He plays (and invented) a flute-like thing he invented called a Cilia.
YOU TODAY DID YOGA?
NOW _THIS_ IS GOOD. (How many did you say I had?)
Thanks for the pictures Jeffrey Stolet !