Opposites Attract, for PLaY+SPaCE System and Seven Dancers

Campbell, Steven J (2004) Opposites Attract, for PLaY+SPaCE System and Seven Dancers. [Performance]

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Abstract

The musical "instrument" utilised in Opposites Attract is an ultrasonic sensing system using eight sensors to detect the positions of the dancers in the performance space. The data from the sensors is relayed to a computer and used to trigger individual sounds and musical events via speakers in the auditorium. The sensors themselves are arranged to form a grid, and work like eight large invisible piano keyboards that criss-cross the space. As the dancers move nearer to and further away from each sensor, differing sounds are heard, just as higher and lower sounds are heard as one moves up and down on a keyboard. In Opposites Attract the dancers control 72 individual triggering points (like keyboard keys) within the performance space, the 72 points triggering differing sets of sounds as the work progresses from one section to the next.

Item ID: 595
Item Type: Performance
Keywords: Dance, Music technology
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Please refer to the file Opposites notes.

Media of Output: music/sound
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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2006
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified @ 0%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190403 Dance @ 0%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing @ 0%
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