Dissonance is an audio/visual performance in which a progressive soundtrack is created along with the exploration of an interactive virtual environment. While real instrument--generated music animates the projected worlds, the two performers are allowed to physically interact with virtual objects, changing their position, shape and color to control music and create new sounds. As the journey continues and the environment introduces new elements and new metaphors, performers are driven to explore the sonic laws that rule each scenario. Spectators wearing 3D glasses perceive the virtual environment as moving out of the screen and embracing the artists, in choreographies where real and virtual world literally overlap.
Victor Zappi: PhD student and a new media artist. His research focuses on Virtual Reality and its applications in art and live performances.
Dario Mazzanti: computer science engineer and multi-instrumentalist composer. He enjoys writing, recording and playing music combining his artistic streak with his interest for technology.
11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.