Elements: sonification of movement, live electronics performance
Details: SoundLines is the motion of the body into sound. A grayscale version of a live video matrix is read in two changing horizontal positions. These lines become waveforms forming the basis for the scored sound improvisation. The dancer’s movements change the waveform, shaping pitch and timbre. Just as a guitar string is plucked by a pick and the wooden resonator shapes and amplifies the sound, the dancer's movement actuates sound, resonating in physical space. SoundLines explores the human body interacting with digital space and reveals the implied forces that, like gravity or resistance, constrain movement. This work was developed collaboratively by Christopher Jette and Katharine Hawthorne.
Collaborators: Christopher Jette (composition & software), Katherine Hawthorne (choreography & dance).