Licht & Hiebe (2010) is the first concert piece for the new Instrument: The ``Hexenkessel'' (witch's cauldron) is a modified 22" timpani that uses LLP technology to turn the drumhead into an intuitive multitouch-interface for the control of live-electronics \& dmx-stage-lights. The multitouch technique goes into symbiosis with a traditional instrument, keeping its acoustic qualities, but opening it to the vast possibilities of interactive multimedia. Besides the control of live-electronics the instrument features an interface to dmx-controlled stage-lights to create a situation of intense intermedial fireworks entirely controlled by the performer. The parts needed for this non-destructive timpani-hack cost less than \$500.
=== About the performers:
Jacob Sello (1976, Hamburg/Germany) studied Audio Engineering, Systematic Musicology and Multimedia Composition in Hamburg. He is highly interested in the exciting possibilities that arise from the conjunction of traditional acoustic instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Pieces for clarinet controlled RC- helicopters or DJ-driven pneumatically prepared disklavier pieces are the outcome.
Stefan Weinzierl (1985, Günzburg/Germany) is constantly searching for fascinating challenges beyond genre-boundaries; as a drummer in contemporary solo performances, classical ensembles and orchestras as well as in Jazz- and Rock/Pop bands. He graduated in educational sciences in Regensburg and completed the Percussion Master program at the HfMT Hamburg in 2010.
=== Recorded at:
11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.