“Le paradis rouge et l’oiseau impossible” is a semi-improvised audio-visual performance that links the movements of the performer to the sound via two handmade theremin instruments. The action of the performer creates electrical field variations depending on the distance and the contact to the two antennas. The circuits are handmade and designed for low-energy use. This single antenna theremin consist of two oscillators, one in constant vibration and the other driven by the capacitance between the antenna and the performer – or the antenna and the environment. The difference between the frequencies of the oscillations gives some audible signal, that, once filtered and plugged into the main patch, provides the unique sound.
The stage is filled with a collection of sound objects, picked up with piezo microphones combined with dedicated preamps. A music box, a zither, two theremins, a midi keyboard and an ipad piano are played during the improvisation, and recomposed by layers of sound effects, activated via the sound software. No sound samples are pre-recorded, all the process is achieved in real time with direct sound feedbacks. The soundscape is poetic and fragmented of errors and uncontrolled sonic accidents.
Le paradis rouge live in Theater festival Schwindel Frei
Was playing “Le paradis rouge et l’oiseau impossible” in Mannheim on the 27th may, was very special moment!
Thanks so much to Sqar, Robin, Melanie, and all the festival organization to make this possible and to the audience who came to see the show.
Fragile fragmented memory trace, the paradise birds were singing inside a metaphorical dream bubble.
AUDE RROSE: “LE PARADIS ROUGE ET L’OISEAU IMPOSSIBLE” / AUDIOVISUAL STORY-TELLING
In the run-up to this year’s Schwindelfrei festival, the Mannheim linguist activists at wortbruch invite you to take part in two excellent events that open up new scope for words: on 27 May there will be an audiovisual tale of the future, Le paradis rouge et l’oiseau impossible mit AudeRrose. And on 29 May, the musicians from LEKTRON will plunge into Padget Powell’s English language novel, The Interrogative Mood.
Performance, sound and projection by AudeRrose
Circuit, photography and technical design by Brent Sqar
Audiovisual story-telling: Aude Rrose
Le paradis rouge et l’oiseau impossible
Friday 27 May, 8:30 pm, c/o Einraumhaus
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