illustrator and acoustic musicians improvise
Oorkaan went from creating the possibility of an equal improvisational dialogue in Glimp I to actual improvisation together with the focus on artistic experimentation. As in their first lab they tried out for a test audience of 2-year olds and their parents in the studio.
MAPLAB’s research objective was to enhance the set-up in which Oorkaan could explore the possibilities of projection and interaction. The set-up consisted of a staged setting for two musicians, the illustrator, developer, technical dramaturg and the test-audience.
In Glimp II were a larger number of especially created sound measure devices than in Glimp I. They were attached to small mics for input, especially for secure measurement of the different percussion sounds.
Inputs came together in an especially developed prototype with a custom made interface for the illustrator, which enabled her to take part in the improvisation with her own ‘instrument’. Since Glimp I the illustrator had practiced using the interface. The prototype has also been enhanced for this lab. With the enhanced tool and practice the illustrator was more free to improvise and play with the musicians during the lab phase in the studio.
Please take a look at related project Glimp I below, for more information on the research and to see the trailer.