14 giugno 2020

Una breve presentazione su Vimeo e YT illustra la straordinaria performance immersiva proposta da Marek Chołoniewski e Chris Cutler con Piotr Madej e Artur Lis lo scorso ottobre a Lviv (Ucraina) nell'ambito del Tetramatyka Festival: Folded Maps of Time.

Folded Maps of Time (FoMaTi) is an immersive audio-visual work for live performance that integrates biosensoric electromagnetic systems (MC) and object-oriented electrified percussion (CC). Performed by Marek Chołoniewski (PL), Chris Cutler (UK), Piotr Madej (PL) & Artur Lis (PL). The audience is surrounded by a multichannel sound and video system, as if inside a living organism, or virtual brain, with multiple inlets, outlets, channels and infinite chaotic entanglements: these are our folded maps of time; a flux of unstable memories and constant flow. Brain activity is projected as a virtual model of a floating brain. Ambisonic surround-sound projection will map an analogue internal brain – this being one critical core of the performing system, since biofeedback plays a significant role in all aspects of the performance: selected brain waves (delta, theta, alfa, beta, gamma, meditation, attention, raw data) being used as both readers and processors of performer behavior to mediate the subconscious and intuitive selection of prepared, pre-composed and performed materials. This commission offers a unique collaboration between the Polish composer and artist Marek Chołoniewski and the British percussionist and composer, Chris Cutler, integrating Chołoniewski's award-winning audio and audio-visual work in electroacoustic performance, and Cutler's history of creating vanguard works across multiple genres using extended instruments and techniques. Artur Lis is responsible for visuals and Piotr Madej for sound diffusion.