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zactrack Sensor-Live-Music-Project

Successful premiere of the "Sensor Live Electronic Music Project" using zactrack technology

Under the leadership of professor Peter Burwik the exxj...ensemble xx. jahrhundert has been planning a music motion computer live electronic project for several years. The realisation of this ambitious endeavour became possible through the introduction of zactrack technology.

The movement to live music during the dancer`s performance is tracked by zactrack and linked to an electronic sound-processing unit. The dancer`s spontaneous interaction alters and alienates the live music in real time. While the orchestra, the dancer and the electronic sound-processing unit are in continious feedback, they create a constantly changing sound experience. zactrack translates the dancer`s movements into control signals for various lighting effects. The performance is lit with four scanners (Futurelight SC780): two white frontal lights and two coloured highlights. After the successful premiere at the so called "House of Encounter Rudolfsheim", in Vienna, on the 19th June 2007, this innovative project will be presented to a broader audience for the first time at the "Ars Electronica Festival" in Linz.

Programm Karlheinz Essl "blur / red"Morton Feldman "I met Heine on Rue Füerstenberg"Johannes Kretz "dynamische gewächse" exxj...ensemble xx. jahrhundert Renate Linortner - flute, Daniel Hörth - clarinette, Harald Ossberger - piano, Berndt Thurner - percussion and drums, Bojidara Kouzmanova - violin, Theodora Miteva - violoncello, Belinda Lucota - sopran, Peter Burwik and Karlheinz Essl - conductors,  Johannes Kretz - live electronic and Sabina Holzer - dance.


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