FraMESHift 2011

FraMESHift, is an interactive dance performance directed by Renata Sheppard, Fulbright Fellow here at the Virtual Reality and Multi Media Park, Torino, Italy.

For the occasion John Toenjes, from the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has been invited to collaborate with us, bringing both his Astral Convertible technology and an original, interactive musical composition.

While John will take care of the music composition, I’m developing an audio engine in PureData using a method based on David Sonnenschein’s Sound Spheres.

During the show the audience can move around and experience the dance from four points of view: through three windows looking into the studio (which is on street level) and a fourth from a loft inside the studio.

Different audio mixes will be delivered in window stations through headphones  – each station will represent one of the Sound Spheres – and through two Meyer Sound UPA-1P inside the studio, provided by Piero Raucci.

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