A system for interactive composition and conducting was created by the composers at the Computer Music Studio at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden during 1989-90. The first performance took place at STEIM, Amsterdam in February 1990.
The main idea of the project is to create an environment where the performer on stage could act both as composer and conductor, without being attached to wires or strange contraptions. The system consists of a spatial structure with infrared transmitters / detectors scanning the performer’ s position and velocity of movements. The data are analyzed and transformed by a custom designed sequencing program. The instrument provides the performer with real time control over parameters such as dynamics, tempo and articulation as well as the creation of the formal structure. Duration: approximately 20 minutes. The project was commissioned by the Council for Arts Development at the University of Gothenberg, Sweden.
ISEA Archives Video Channel:
- Malin Larsson (Sweden)
- Zbigniew Karkowski [1958-2013] (Poland) culture.pl/en/artist/zbigniew-karkowski-0
- Ulf Bilting (Sweden)