Wilderness

This page is referenced in my final DMA document “Real-time composer-performer collaboration as explored in Wilderness, a dance and audio installation.”

Here is a short trailer of Wilderness at The Invisible Dog at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, October 27-November 7, 2010:

 

Description by Yanira Castro: “WILDERNESS is a performance installation where the behavior of the audience informs, interrupts, and generates aspects of the dance. The audience and performers inhabit together an elliptical field of black rubber mulch. The sound score for the piece is entirely composed by the movements of the audience and performers, as determined by sensors placed underneath the field of mulch.”

Choreography and direction by Yanira Castro | Performances by Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz, Pamela Vail, Darrin Wright and Kimberly Young | Lighting & Installation by Roderick Murray | Sound Design and Installation by Stephan Moore | Pianist Michael Dauphinais | Costumes by Albert Sakhai Designs | Production Manager William Schaffner | Video by Peter Richards

 

Here is a full-length video documenting the New York City premiere of Wilderness at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, October 27-November 7, 2010:

The piano and notational display used in performances of Wilderness at The Invisible Dog Art Center, Oct-Nov. 2010. Click the photo to enlarge; after the jump, click again to magnify. Real-time score by Stephan Moore. Photo by Michael Dauphinais.

 

Wilderness piano and notational display; click to enlarge. Photo by Michael Dauphinais.

 

Click here to see a video screenshot of an early tutorial version of the piano notation screen from Stephan Moore’s software for Wilderness.

 

Here is an audio excerpt of Wilderness as realized in a live performance by Stephan Moore (computer) and Michael Dauphinais (piano) on Nov. 6, 2010 at The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY:

 

Finally, an outtake of sorts: when Stephan Moore first began to develop the notational software used in Wilderness, he sent me the following image (click to enlarge) in an email with the subject line “I won’t do this to you”: