Sat. Aug 24th, 2019

Electronic music has a performance problem, and this artist is trying to solve it

Electronic music has a performance problem, and this artist is trying to solve it

While rehearsing at SXSW last month, Chagall van den Berg ran into an unusual issue: her digital knee shot out in the wrong direction. “My friend laughed and said, ‘Wow, that’s a problem no SXSW artist has ever had,’” van den Berg tells The Verge.

van den Berg is a musician who performs wearing motion-tracking gloves and a full-body suit covered in sensors, which, during this SXSW performance, not only control a projection of a digital avatar that appears behind her, but also control nearly every instrument and effect in the music and her voice. As she moves across the stage, her avatar, floating in space, moves in sync. When she stretches her arms above her head, grains of audio slow to a grind and stutter. Every hand and body movement…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/5/18277345/chagall-van-den-berg-performance-sensors-gloves-motion-tracking-suit

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