Institut FATIMA, Roland Olbeter, Yuri Suzuki, Dani García Rodríguez, Iván Hernández Gutiérrez & Miguel Ferreiro Novoa, Alex Posada, Carles F. Julià, Electronic Performers, Roger Pujol, Pablo Molina, Frederic Font & Francisco García, Jay Barros, Julio Lucio, Lluis Gómez i Bigordà / Nico Baixas, microBCN, Ruin & Wesen, Sebastián Gonzalez / Javier Chávarri, Telenoika.net, IED - VV.AA., Sergi Jordà, Günter Geiger, Marcos Alonso & Martin Kaltenbrunner...+ SonarMàtica in alphabetical order
"Oscillare" is an interactive multimedia performance that brings together four artistic disciplines - dance, music, video and interactivity - and aims to dissolve them in a new ephemeral language arising from the present moment.
Using a wireless sensor device developed using the Arduino platform, a series of accelerometers and gyroscopes analyse the performer's movements, and control the audio and video aspects in real time during the performance. The movement of the body, its dance, is the catalyst for events that go beyond the nature of the body itself. This movement is an extension of the body, that undergoes moments of chaos and harmony in search of a human-technological symbiosis. It is during this metaphorical dialogue between dance and technology when "Oscillare" combines all its elements. This is accompanied by three-dimensional abstractions generated in real time using the Max/MSP/Jitter programming tool. These transmit the events caused by movement, which also produces or modifies sound, using visual sensations.
The process used to create and control audio in real time was designed with the Ableton Live sequencer and the Access Virus TI synthesiser. It uses an environmental sound module controlled by the intensity or depth of movement, which manipulates random noise to create the possibility of harmony. There is also a bank of sounds which are launched by staccato movements. The chorographical composition and the various configurations of the sensors are closely connected. The body goes through a learning process with conflicting types of movement, which lead it to a better understanding of this new language which enhances the reality of dance.
In collaboration with Oscar Sol, Almu Lua and Lectromind.
Project location: Hangar - Free entrance
(Passatge Marquès de Santa Isabel 40 - 08018 Barcelona)