Beatscape is a mixed virtual-physical environment for musical ensembles where sound objects interact with temporal waves to create rhythmic grooves. Musical outcomes in the virtual world are determined by the ensemble’s actions in the physical world. Part of the ensemble manipulates physical objects representing sounds while the other part triggers the sound objects by generating waves with hand gestures. In this piece, both parts of the ensemble explore the degree to which their contributions are both static and dynamic, and how combining the two elements finally results in the ensemble arriving at its full expressive potential.
Instrument Built by Aaron Albin, Akito Van Troyer, Brian Blosser, Oliver Jan and Sertan Senturk in Spring 2010
Motuosos: Aaron Albin, Sang Won Lee
Shape Shifters: Andrew Colella, Avinash Sastry and Sertan Senturk
Performed at FutureMedia Fest 2010, Atlanta