CAVE is the newest ensemble from the School of Music and Theatre, University College Cork, Ireland. The Cork Audio Visual Ensemble is a technology-based group consisting of between six to ten performers under the direction of Jeffrey Weeter and Derek Foott working to explore the musicality of technology through performance and computer processing.
“The Box” is a 40-minute multimedia performance utilizing a newly designed technology based interface. The source material for the performance derives from an old bottling plant, now used as a storage facility. In this space, cameras and audio recorders were utilized to sample the slowly disintegrating source material consisting of generators, animal cages, outdated technology, office furniture, sinks and a few other surprises. “The Box” seeks to breathe new life into these objects. On stage the performers use a newly made performance controller to interact with the audio-visual source materials. Each of the performers perform with a plexiglass box equipped with piezo transducers, thermistors, photoresistors and Leapmotion controllers. In this box, the source material is manipulated by the hands of the performer, creating a striking visual representation of how we creatively handle objects. All of the controllers are part of a network of control information used for real time processing/performance of audio and video.