[ISEA2012] Artists Statement: Adam Parkinson & Atau Tanaka – 4HANDS IPHONE

Artists Statement

Adam & Atau exploit a commonly available consumer electronics device, the Apple iPhone, as an expressive, gestural musical instrument. A live duo, gestural music performance, running Pure Data on iPhones, transforming this object of music consumption into an expressive visceral musical instrument that captures performer gesture. One device in each hand, in 4 hands duo, a chamber music for live sampling, time stretching, and granular synthesis. With sensors, signal processing, synthesis and sound output embodied on one device, it is a self contained digital musical instrument for the performance of post-laptop music.

  • Adam Parkinson,¬†electronic musician and researcher, UK
  • Atau Tanaka, performance artist, JP