Sunday, December 5, 2010

Full house for Particle Zoo

Particle Zoo is an interactive piece for one percussionist (Nicholas Papador) and two laptop performers (Brent Lee & Sigi Torinus). The work explores ideas of scale and the perception of time sonically and visually. Both laptops use MaxMSP/Jitter to process live sound and video, to map gestures from the sonic into the visual realm, and to mix a variety of sounds and images relating to the central concept. Much of the visual material is derived from electron microscope images of instruments used in the performance. The video features a series of brief excerpts from the piece. (camera: Kevin Peiffer)

Particle Zoo from Noiseborder Ensemble on Vimeo.

Particle Zoo performance

(photos: Riaz Mehmood)