Live performance with a custom electronic instrument. Somewhere in a field south of San Francisco.
Breaker is an instrument created for an outdoor performance entitled Somewhere, which took place in a field south of San Francisco. Housed inside an old traffic control box, Breaker used Teensy microcontrollers networked via XBee radios to map gestures to sound synthesis running on a laptop. Six channels of continuous control data were transmitted in real-time, alongside sound input captured by a wireless piezoelectric disc and microphone. Breaker was used in a 4-audio channel performance where vocal processing, audio feedback, and storytelling were combined to create a dialogue between gesture, audience, and place.
Raul Altosaar : Artist
Raul Altosaar is an artist that builds new instruments using custom software and hardware.
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