Audio Ballerinas

Audio Ballerinas

Oh, more technology and music/sound!

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audio balls2What, or who, are the Audio Ballerinas?  It is a group of dancers which uses solar-power and light sensors to generate soundscapes. The group is part of a larger art group based in Berlin, directed by Benoit Maubrey.

 “Benoît Maubrey is the director of DIE AUDIO GRUPPE, a Berlin-based art group that builds and performs with electronic clothes. Basically these are electro-acoustic clothes and dresses (equipped with amplifiers and loudspeakers) that make sounds by interacting thematically and acoustically with their environment.” (http://www.benoitmaubrey.com/?p=1)

 What is very interesting is that the performers have to first find a local sound that will be the centre of their performance. They record the sound and then loop it with their equipment and then perform their dances (ibid.)

 Here you can find out more about the Audio Ballerinas:http://www.benoitmaubrey.com/?p=1

 And here are four videos where you can watch the Audio Ballerinas perform:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwD4qwNo3fk

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2rnjTq2cXk

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M05KY5dt0o

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAW6783rOX0

 This is a very interesting approach to using technology to generate “local” sounds from the community where the performances occur.

 Anyone know of other, similar projects?

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