Babier

Babier (2009 ~ )

Babier is based around a performance situation, which I devised, where elastic tendrils connect myself to a flex sensor. A digital venture, Shbobo developed the sensor, Shnth. The DSP was realized in Max/MSP Jitter, and it is intended to portray a series of states in my maternal experience. The symbolism in the Jitter animations is of bodies within bodies. When the outer bodies resonate, so do the inner bodies. This was achieved by modeling the resonances of a state variable filter, on the sub-haptic level, to make maximum response out of those energies released in my dancing. Through the elastic tendrils, each of four limbs (hand foot foot hand) is thus processed and manifested as dialectically tonal/atonal sounds, and also, via Jitter, as four globular and jiggling orbs that each contain a perfect smaller-self within.  Babier has been performed at Los Solos Series 2009, High Zero 2010, and Transmodern Festival 2011 and in Baltimore, MD, USA.

Babier: Chaos Modulation Version, High Zero Festival 2010
Experimental Music + Improvisation/Interactive Performance
Commissioned by HZ Foundation
Ayako Kataoka: Concept, DSP, Movement
Peter B: Sensor (Shnth/Shbobo), DSP, Electronics
Drew Daniel: Electronics,
Shayna Dunkelman: Percussion,
Ju Suk Reet Meate: Trumpet, Electronics
Liz Meredith: Viola, 
Wobbly: Electronics, Console