Audio Ballerinas

Benoit Maubrey/ Audio Gruppe
Commissioned by ZER01 and presented in collaboration with Ballet San Jose with the support of the James Irvine Foundation

The Audio Ballerinas (2010) use light sensors that enable them to produce sounds through the interaction of a dancers movements and the surrounding light. Via movement sensors they can also trigger electronic sounds that are subsequently choreographed –or “orchestrated”– into musical compositions as an “audio ballet “. A variety of other electronic instruments (mini-computers, samplers, contact microphones, cassette and MP3 players, and radio receivers) allow the dancer to work with the sounds, surfaces, and topographies of the space around them in a variety of solo or group choreographies to create individual site-specific performances.


 
 
Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of Patrick Lydon


LINKS

Audio Ballerinas: THE PEEPERS
Audio Ballerinas: YAMAHA
Solar Ballerina
Audio Ballerina Training Video