Since 2008 I have been performing and composing music for voice and live-electronics using two Wii-remotes as gestural controllers. The live-electronics function in two ways: as an extension of my voice and as an instrument as well. The music creation is mainly based on live-sampling the voice. I also use pre-recorded sounds and my own compositions. In addition, since the beginning of 2010 we have been developing a new instrument, which goes beyond the technical possibilities of the Wii-controllers. I call this instrument the Shells. Besides motion sensors there are three more continuous controllers available: a pressure sensor, a joystick control and ultrasound for distance measurement.
=== About the performers:
Alex Nowitz: Composer of vocal, chamber and electronic music as well as music for dance, theatre and opera. Furthermore, he is a voice artist, whistling and singing virtuoso who is classically trained as tenor and countertenor and presents a wide array of diverse and extended techniques. He has been artist in residence at STEIM, Amsterdam, since 2010.
=== Recorded at:
11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.