Kinectar/dance collab development (Sydney)

I’m currently up in Sydney working on a collaborative project with Sydney dancer Paul Walker at a week-long residency at PACT theatre.

We’re attempting to reverse the idea of dance being TO music, instead putting the power in the dancer’s hands (oh, that’s such a tag line right there), creating a feedback loop where the dancer is dancing to the music they’re creating by dancing (awesome!!)

The project aims to build up an array of content using my software, Kinectar, in the context of contemporary dance; continuing my goal of discovering new ways to use the human body as an organic music controller.

We have a showing at PACT theatre this Friday (17/02/12) @ 5.30pm. It will be a short, informal viewing, demonstrating the content we’ve been developing during the week and a session to ask us questions or give feedback about the development. So if you’re in Sydney, head down and say hi!

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My Dubstep Kinect demo @ REMIX Conference (Sydney 2011)

I’m currently developing a tool using Max to convert the the hand co-ordinates from the Xbox Kinect (via OSCeleton) into meaningful MIDI data for use within a musical application.Next Wednesday (1/6/11) I’m flying up to Sydney to be a part of ┬áthe REMIX11 conference, dedicated to all things tech and web. I’ll be doing a short performance on the Wednesday evening, and Thursday I’ll be on the floor demoing my setup in a booth.

If you haven’t seen my videos using a hacked Kinect to control musical functions via MIDI you can do so here. If by chance you’re reading this and heading down there, make sure to come and say hi. Otherwise, I’ll have more Kinect news/videos up soon.