THE HUMAN BODY AS A LIVING CONDUIT BETWEEN TWO OPEN ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
Created via means of a touch interface, the foundation of the work
is an electrical signal mediated by the human body, in which even the slightest gesture can radically alter the tone, frequency, density and clarity of sonic materials.
This extra-musical, yet highly expressive signal, is in turn used as a tool for vertically scoring the timbral and rhythmic explorations of architectural space. Both musical (piano, strings, and percussion) and visual (architectural photography and film) elements are scored as a physical motion stemming from the ebb and flow of the core electrical signal as it is mediated by the body.
In this manner, electronic and acoustic instrumentation intersect through a process of cross-contamination, in which minor movements are translated into broad structural and dynamic evolutions to the work as a whole.
The utility of touch interfaces provides new means of controlling technology – overcoming the obstacle wherein electronic devices all too often rely on an interface that amplifies the divorce between performative gesture and the production of audio/visual materials. In contrast, the touch interface - in which the fingers of each hand 'close' the circuit and thus produce audible oscillations - directly incorporates the body into the sounding process upon which the visual
elements are later mapped.