Microphone

With the DNK-ensemble (Jeff Carey, Koen Nutters and myself) I worked on a reinterpretation and performance of David Tudor‘s legendary piece Microphone. By means of a subtle choreography of positioning, movement and aiming of hyperbolic shotgun microphones, three performers detect and manipulate the acoustical workings of an environment of six loudspeakers feeding back on itself. Each performer works with its own set of 2 speakers and a microphone. A computerprogram intervenes to modulate the signals, as originally implemented by Tudor himself. This reinterpretation was performed at the closing of DNK-Amsterdam‘s exhibition ‘Sound, Space, Signatures’ at the NIMk in Amsterdam, July 2009. Thanks to Matt Rogalsky of Wesleyan University for his assistance.

NIMk, Amsterdam 2009

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