This work was developed for dance improvisation, digitally processed visual effects and electronic sounds. The live electronic system consists of two Macintosh computers. During the piece, dance performance on the stage is captured by a digital video camera, and is sent to the computer. The same video signal is processed variously in real time as programmed by means of DIPS (Digital Image Processing with Sound) software, then it is projected to the screen. Several data from the sound part, such as amplitude, attack and so on, are applied to the image processing parameters. Thus the visual image on the screen is deeply interacted with the dance and sound.
The main purpose of the piece is to experiment with the relationship between the gradual/sudden transformation of a dancer’s motion, electronic glitch sounds and visual textures as results of modulation. The sound part was organized using the composer’s idiom “Sound Creature”.
This work was commissioned by Inventionen 2004, and realized at Elektronisches Studio der Technische Universität Berlin. Also I gratefully acknowledge the support of the dancer Kazue Ikeda and DIPS developer Shu Matsuda, who made this project possible.
Figure in Movement – works by Shintaro Imai