Live Music Event
Advancements in technology enable us to surpass the analogue restrictions ofsound production and build novel music instruments for the digital age. In thislive-event, Lia Mice will present PRISM BELL, a large scale instrument exploring thefull-body engagement of the musician. Andrea Guidi & Giacomo Lepri also presenttheir UVTOWER that uses mirrors and lasers to produce rhythm and sound.
Lia Mice (AU)
PRISM BELL is a large-scale digital musical instrument that seeks to explore the influence of instrument size on music performance. The instrument is two meters tall, two meters wide and features twenty pendulums each with a unique bell-like tone. Influenced by the unexpected sensitivity of oversized acoustic instruments, the gestures used to perform PRISM BELL range from full-body choreography to millimeter-sized micro-gestures that can change the overall timbre of the instrument.
Andrea Guidi (IT) Giacomo Lepri (IT)
UVTOWER is a musical instrument made of lasers and mirrors that explores rhythm as the result of structural relationships. The flow of the rhythm is traced in a circle by a laser beam situated at the top of a tower. Mirrors mark the beats at different positions around the circle. Adding and removing mirrors leads to the performance of musical structures. The project challenges the notions of musical time and music sequencers by configuring alternative ways to compose and perform patterns.