Concert: Electric violin in the digital room
Artistic research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music Victoria Johnson and fourMs-researcher Alexander Refsum Jensenius will perform a piece exploring improvisation in time and space during a concert that also features pieces by Henrik Hellstenius and Peter Tornquist.
Johnson and Jensenius have been collaborating for several years on exploration of various types of technologies for musical expression. The piece currently presented is based on video analysis using modules from the Musical Gestures Toolbox in Jamoma and CataRT .
By moving inside a seemingly empty space, the violinist slowly explores a sonic landscape of thousands of short fragments of various violin sounds. The space thus becomes a musical entity in itself, a space that the violinist both controls and interacts with at the same time. What seemed to be an empty space at first, is left as a sonic space in our memory when the piece ends.