Body Echoes – 4DSound with Lucy (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
Dates & Time:
11th January 2014
4DSOUND Studio, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Lucy + Amanda Morelli
17,50 EUR presale + fees
‘Body Echoes‘ is the first in a series of Artist-in-Residency performances on the 4DSOUND system by Lucy.
Using a system modular arrangement of 48 omnidirectional speakers, this concept will allow the performer to move sound across the room in infinite directions and transform the space itself into an engrossing environment. Lucy will explore the integration of breathing and sound with the help of cultural anthropologist and yoga teacher Amanda Morelli.
While Morelli performs deep-breathing techniques, Lucy will process live inputs taken from microphones embedded on Morelli’s body, utilizing the spatial dynamics of 4DSOUND’s capabilities. During Body Echoes, the listener only experiences organic sounds and vibrations sourced directly from her body, amplified and transformed, so the inner experience of Pranayama (the regulation of the breath through certain techniques and exercises) is now fully shared with the audience. In a multilayered feedback process, the sound of Morelli’s breathing is enriched by Lucy’s signal processing, which Morelli uses as an aural conducter to respond to the sounds Lucy creates. A precious tool to deepen the Pranayama practice itself.
That means translating the inner and individual experience of an incredibly powerful meditation technique into a language the audience can fully experience: Sound. This is why the participants are free to explore and walk through 4DSOUND’s speaker columns during Body Echoes. The Pranayama practicioner (Morelli) will therefore be able to share with the audience the benefits of what is being transformed from ‘breath therapy’ into fully immersive ‘sound therapy’. So moving from the inner space of the performing subject to the surrounding 4DSOUND landscape, and back to the subject, breath and sound will merge in a multidimensional, collective experience.
A discussion with Lucy and Amanda Morelli will take place after the performance.
Lucy is the nom de techno of Italian-born and Berlin-based Luca Mortellaro, one of the genre’s most exciting and ambitious DJ/producers. Since 2009, Mortellaro has focused his work through his own Stroboscopic Artefacts ts record label, building an imprint and personal discography that has established itself as one of electronic music’s finest.
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