Choreography and movement recording
Pjotr Tjajkovskij (from Swan lake)
Kersti Grunditz, sfk
Nicklas Karpaty, fsf
Robotic swan and programming
Documenting supervisor/colour grading
Camera and editing assistant
Claire Elfver Barnaville
Recorded 2010 in the context of Opera Mecatronica
Film produced by
The Flock and Scen- och Sinnesproduktion
In co-production with
Luleå University of Technology, University College of Opera in Stockholm, Mälardalen University and KTH R1 Experimental Performance Space
With musical support from the Swedish Arts Council
This sensual tree, built of copper, reacts on the closeness of the audience. When the audience approach, the tree performs the Largo by Handel with its trembling loudspeaker-leafs. In this aria, Xerxes gives voice to his love for a tree that allows him to seek refuge in its shadow.
Through the stem of the copper-tree, wires are led from the base to brass-leaves that tremble by the sound waves. Two sensors are placed on the stem, and through the computers and circuit cards placed in the root system they transform the movements of the audience to music, wind and light.
Idea and intonation: Åsa and Carl Unander-Scharin
Construction of the copper tree, and technician: Petra Kiiskinen
Aria: Georg Friederich Handel (from Xerxes, 1738)
Remix, song, electronics, programming: Carl Unander-Scharin
Idea- and electronics consulting: Magnus Lundin
Light design: Anders Larsson
Scen- och Sinnesproduktion, with support from The Swedish Arts Council and The Swedish Arts Grants committee.
This version of Bizet´s Pearlfishers duet is dependent on audience interaction. An image of a dancer is projected on the bottom of a water tub of stainless steel. By touching the water the audience evokes the music and the dance, frame by frame, resembling the chronophotographic imagery of Eadward Muybridge.
Dance and Video: Åsa Unander-Scharin
Interaction design and programming: Mateusz Herczka in cooperation with Åsa & Carl Unander-Scharin
Music: Georges Bizet (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles, 1863) / Remix: Carl Unander-Scharin
Singers: Karl-Magnus Fredriksson and Carl Unander-Scharin
Construction of the steel tub: Markus Lundblad
Costume: Mylla Ek
Scen- och Sinnesproduktion, with support by the committee for Artistic development at the University College of Dance, and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
An electro mechanical miniature version of a scene from the ballet Petrushka originally choreographed by Michael Fokine for the Russian Ballet in Paris 1911 to music by Igor Stravinsky. Like an organ grinder it is the audience that initiates the ballerina’s circular movement, while the Petrushka puppet performs his lovingly animated dance. When the crank handle stops Petrushka´s body ceases to interact due to gravity, and he slumps, inactive, resigned to his fate.
Choreography and movement programming: Åsa Unander-Scharin
Puppet maker and software: Magnus Lundin
Mechanics and stage design: Åsa Unander-Scharin, Petra Kiiskinen, Erik Persson
Music: Carl Unander-Scharin
Photo: Carl Unander-Scharin
Scen- och Sinnesproduktion financial supported by Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Arts Council and The region of Stockholm