the infinite space between
for two singers, alto flute, bass clarinet, trombone, percussion, and movement
in a building-turned-instrument (2011)
"A togetherness between two people is an impossibility, and where it seems, nevertheless, to exist, it is a narrowing, a reciprocal agreement which robs either one party or both of his fullest freedom and development. But, once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky."
– Rainer Marie Rilke
A collaboration with Joshua Lantzy (designer) and Kirsten Volness (composer) in which I created a responsive audio/visual system that used computer vision to measure movement and spatial relationships between dancers performing in the piece, and used that data to affect sounds and images projected elsewhere in the space.
Premiered October 19, 2011
at the University of Texas at Austin Visual Arts Center
as part of the 2011 Music in Architecture Architecture in Music Symposium
Video documentation of the performance (by Anthony Lavadera):