Dirty Electronics: Capacity
A two-day exploration into the world of electronic circuits, sound-making and choreography. Capacity looks at the very essence of electronic circuits: the humble capacitor and the flow of electric current. The capacitor (condenser) is seen as a metaphor for momentarily holding on to an energy that is transient and fleeting. A choreography is also suggested that studies the dichotomy of charging and discharging and how energy can be created, held and dissipated. Attendees are invited to build an electronic sound circuit that becomes the starting point for choreography. A fluid interchangeable workspace will be created: dance studio will become laboratory and vice versa. There is no distinction made between builder, sound-maker or choreographer, but a philosophy is adopted where building and investigating the electronic circuit and sound object becomes part of the performance practice. The building process brings the performer closer to the object and serves as an analysis of circuit ‘behaviour’. From this analysis and investigation, a choreography is formed that encourages the performer to look beyond the ‘self’ toward an object-orientated ontology.
Part of Choreodrome, Digital Lab – Post-Digital Playground, The Place, London 11-13.9.15
Citation : Richards, J. (2015) Dirty Electronics: Capacity. [music performance/composition, sound object].
Research Group : Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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