Kathy Hinde and Matthew Olden perform with Piano Migrations at Lab30 Festival, Augsburg, October 2012.
Taking the Piano Migrations installation as a starting point, (see other vimeo video) Kathy 'plays' the piano using different videos of birds. Video tracking software detects where in the video there is movement and triggers a solenoid or motor on the piano in the corresponding location. Matthew Olden samples the prepared piano live and makes surround sound atmospheres. Both performers blend in a range of sounds from dismantled toy pianos, birds tweeters, music boxes and field recordings to create a captivating performance where image becomes sound and sound becomes image through a series of transformations realised through acoustic sound, live sampling, automata and projections.