SloMo study #2

Posted by On Jan 19, 2019 In Uncategorized

This piece was performed at NIME 2018 (both at the Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center and at the NIME performance night organised by University of Virginia in Charlottesville) and at MOCO 2018, held at InfoMus – Casa Paganini.

I composed SloMo study #2 to explore the use of slow and microscopic body movements in electronic music performance, and the role of rhythmic visual cues and breathing in the perception of movement and time. To do so, I used wearable sensors (the EMG sensors and IMUs found in Myo armbands), variable-frequency stroboscopic lights, an electronic stethoscope, and a body-worn camera for face tracking.

Here is a short video excerpt that I used to accompany my NIME and MOCO submissions. Unfortunately the effects of slowly changing the frequency of the strobes cannot be captured in videos with standard frame rates.

Speaking of NIME, I’m going to be a Music co-chair for NIME 2019 and I’m really looking forward to seeing what NIME artists have come up with this year.