In December 2014 Boris Chimp 504 (Rodrigo Carvalho + Miguel Neto) spent one week in residency with Alma d’ Arame in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal.
The objective of the residency was to explore physical structures, electronics, servos, electronics, sound and live visuals with the goal of finding physical reactive mechanism that could be used in a live performance or installation.
We ended up connecting a series of triangles in a row to servo motors, and explore ways to use it as a performative piece. During the week we experiment different alternatives to interact with the piece, like automate with different LFOs, reacting to sound or reacting to movement (leap, kinect 3d sensor).
In the end of the week we made a small presentation to the public. We built a live performance with the piece integrated with live visuals and sound. The motors were following different LFOs or live manipulation, The visuals were reacting to the servos movement and also to sound, and the sound was being playing live with also reacting to the motor movement (by receiving the same LFO messages, and also sound from a piezo attached to the structure.)
Also in the end of the performance we invited the audience to interact with the piece as an interactive installation.
LFOs + Live manipulation of the servos/triangles with Max+Arduino+ServoMotors
Piezo attached to the structure + Kaossilator Pro + Ableton Live + FX Pedals
Audio Reactive Visuals with Quartz Composer + VDMX
+ Kinect 3dSensor + a lot of OSC and MIDI msgs in between
[Audience interacting with the reactive physical structure]
[Making Off / Extracts]