Historically the thought is following the development of the instrumental theater by Mauricio Kagel & Karlheinz Stockhausen for a mutual apply in multimedia arts. Here is the attempt of combination of instrumental theater with electroacoustic music in an improvised interactive audiovisual structure. The idea of >work in progress< dedicates to an >interdisciplinary and cross-cultural communication<, as ISEA2002 committed to. In the sense of interdisciplinary progress this work offer an open form for all arts to have reciprocated experiences. The stage aspect associates with the Chinese shadow-puppet-show (PIE) and running-figure-lantern for approaching a mind of crossculture exchange.
Functions of the work
Technically this work detects audio by a number of microphones, which are carded by the musicians and dancers. It then makes a choice of pictures accordingly to the sound and transforms those. Also the sound will be transformed in stereo of 6 channel by granular synthesis and will fit it in a prepared electroacoustic composition and stage arrangement. The audiovisual ambience and the interpreters are open to the public. The performance is expected, but undetermined. The public can participate in this performance by going and coming through the orbit stage like the moving figures in the Chinese running figure- lantern. For the performance of this piece in ISEA2002 Nagoya two musicians and two dancer (1x male, 1x female) with good (vocal-) improvisation will interpret this piece.
- The musicians are: Kuwayama Kiyoharu: violoncello & Kijima Rina: violin.
- Dancers: Junko Supno & Kawamura Alunori.
- Sound engineering FARS, Kensuke Okano.
- Chuang Se-Lien composer, pianist and media artist. 1965 born in Taiwan, since 1991 residence in Austria.
- Andreas Weixler 1963 born in Graz, Austria/Europe. Since 1997 lecture for music and media technology at Bruckner-Consewatory Linz, AustriaIEU media artist and composer for contemporary music and computer music special emphasis in audio visual interactivity.
With support of City of Graz , province of Upper Austria, Thundeskanzleramt Kunst, Nagoya City University, Bruckner-Conservatory Linz, University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Austria.