Barbara Held and Benton C Bainbridge
Audiovisual performance for flute, synthesized and processed sound and image
March 18, 2017
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
Media art collaborations by BENTON C BAINBRIDGE (The Bronx) and BARBARA HELD (NY/Barcelona) pair acoustic and electronic sound with realtime image processing. Their live performances, installations and recordings are composed using audiovisual synthesizers modulated with flute, as well as generative software. Solar seismic activity, the human breath, and other periodic measurements inspire their structural strategies.
Bainbridge/Held's current project is Pausa, a collaborative composition in which sound and image "conduct" each other. The Binary Pattern Generator, a one-of-a-kind modular instrument by Brendan Byrne, generates simple rhythms which are interpreted by a software and hardware A/V synthesis system, triggering variations in the timbre of a live flute performance and layering of abstract forms into moving pictures.
Co-sponsored by The Third Rail.
The Third Rail interview with Barbara Held
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