Program: Acoustic Images

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2012 Rome
MAY 31th - JUNE 3rd 2012 | Rome, Italy
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 31st 2012, 3:00 pm | June, 1st 2012, 4:00 am
May 31 - June 3, 2012
Alpheus, Rome Italy, Rome, Italy
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Acoustic Images

AV Performance

Duration: 30 min.

Sunday, 03 June 2012 | 20:24 > 20:54 | Room 6

Very often the so-called interactive compositions involve trained performers as if composers don’t trust the audience to participate. This way the ‘society of the spectacle’ (G. Debord) is reproduced time and again. The only way to break this vicious circle is to let the audience play its own role in the composition. Acoustic Images is a “concert sculpture” where a full-length 40-minute 4 parts concert can be performed solely by the audience.

Interactive audio-visual installation “Acoustic Images” is about interdependence of audience’s movements, sound and video. Every viewer becomes a co-author, a conductor and a performer, who adds her own music part to the sounding composition. A camera captures movements of the audience and transforms them into sound. Different motions produce different pitches, timbers and volumes and panoramic position of sound.

At the same time the resulting music produces video images. Thus the audience can simultaneously see and hear results of their motions.
Importantly the resulting sound is harmonized so that it does not produce cacophony but meaningful music, developing from part to part. The composer had 2 challenges: 1) to provide the bit which would make the audience want to dance; 2) to allow enough scope for the chance factor.


  • Acoustic Images


  • Acoustic Images