P r o g r a m m i n g
As part of IMPART 2015/16, the UBC Laptop Orchestra was a collaborative element in the development of motion tracking software using the Microsoft Kinect v2 for use with dancers in multi-modal performance pieces. These pieces involved tracking a dancer and mapping their motions and gestures within a performance environment to parameters of live audio processing and manipulation. Development of these systems occurred over a 6 month period and involved a two-research residency at the University of Huddersfield (UK). Works developed with this system were premiered at the 2016 Electric Spring Festival, with subsequent performances at Bates Mills, and the 2016 Bang! Festival.
University of British Columbia Laptop Orchestra
In 2015 I collaborated with mixed-media artists Kiran Bhumber and Nancy Lee (Modal Mix) on ‘Pendulum;’ an interactive performance environment and audio-visual installation. My role in this project was to help develop software for sensor mapping for the audio side of the installation, as well as develop controlling systems to allow Pendula to become a fully functional performance environment.
Pendula was premiered at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the summer of 2015 as part of the Vancouver JazzFest, involving a full performance crew/ensemble of Nancy Lee (swings), Kiran Bhumber (clarinet), Laine Butler (visuals), Clara Shandler (cello), Neelamjit Dhillon (tabla, bansuri) and Brian Topp (electronics).