Next week we’re working on a sound score for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance in a research and development project with King’s College London and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. The project brings together choreography, robotics theory from KCL Informatics, and mechanical design from the Bartlett’s Interactive Architecture Lab.
The sound score is still on the drawing board, but will be the usual mix of Cycling ’74 Max and Ableton Live, with a bit of Max’s physics engine thrown in to explore some ideas of robotic underactuation. The audio setup will also be six-speaker ambisonic for a bit of surround-sound goodness.
The venue is the KCL Anatomy Museum, and it will be open to the public on Friday 3rd July, 2-4pm.
More information from the Interactive Architecture Lab, and a preview article at Dance UK.
Shobana Jeyasingh‘s TooMortal is returning shortly (10th-12th October) as part of Dance Umbrella 2013.
We created the multispeaker surround soundtrack for the piece, using recordings of the Tenebrae Responsories by James MacMillan. (Technically, MacMillan’s work was licensed for remixing, although the compositional process involved building a bespoke Max for Live instrument and improvising control changes to manipulate, phase-shift and spatialise short loops of the original material.)
Tickets are available here. Many of the performances are already sold out.
A quick roundup of press coverage of TooMortal:
This is a short trailer for TooMortal by Gary John Tanner. (Note: the sound mix here is unfinished; for a more polished version see SJDC’s Vimeo channel.) The UK leg of the tour is over; next performance dates are at Dansens Hus, Stockholm in September.
We’ve just started work on a multichannel sound score for Shobana Jeyasingh’s new dance work TooMortal, a site-specific piece for historic churches in the UK, Venice and Stockholm.
(Photo: JP Masclet.)