Silicium 04

Audiovisual performance

Click Festival at The Culture Yard 19-20 May 2018   ·   Partner: Bjørn Svin (music & dance)   ·   Co-producer: The Culture Yard   ·   Funding: Danish Arts Foundation   ·   Thanks: Tina Tarpgaard (mentorship) , Jacob Harder (math) , Maiken Bruun-Aamodt (stage management) , Egle Urbonaviciute (documentation) , Jorgos Loukakos (documentation) , Flemming Bo Jensen (photography) , Charlene Winfred (photography)

Free visual music abstraction.

In their fourth production, visual music duo Silicium escapes the narrative and distils their performance to its abstract essence. Instead of digitising the performer and breaking off in a virtual journey, attention is maintained at the interplay between the performer and the visual music in a mixed reality space.

A highly variable particle simulation form the basis of graphic structures, patterns and behaviours, rendered as a synthesis of spheres and volumetric lines throughout the performance. Imitating both atomic, molecular, organic, architectural and celestial qualities it displays a complex spectrum of expression in a minimal interpretation.

Rather than forming a strict mapping between auditory and visual expression, the simulation is predominantly controlled live, by improvised actions and routing of influences from tempo based animation and sound analysis. Certain sections of the music are improvised live as well.

The performance is designed for a sitting audience. They wear 3D glasses and face a Peppers Ghost stage with stereoscopic 3D projection. The performance has three separate parts with a total duration of 40 minutes.

Visual music performance group Silicium strives to reinvent the concert experience using new technologies. Music and visuals are composed in parallel with equal emphasis to achieve audiovisual unity.

Silicium 04 Lines

Above photo by Charlene Winfred. Splash photo by Flemming Bo Jensen.

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