Laptop Kinetics

Free Improvisation
hand-held electromagnetic detectors — electric lighting — laptop computer(s)

Year
2011-2012

 

 

Laptop Kinetics is series of free improvisation performances responding to and sonifying operations of the artist’s laptop (a 2011 Macbook Pro, with various software and hardware malfunctions).

Hand-held electromagnetic sensors are used to transduce the electromagnetic murmurs of the laptop computer into sound. The sounds are sampled and re-sampled by the performer, using software running on the computer. An array of incandescent bulbs translates the attempts at musical gestures and electromagnetic byproducts of the laptop as a patchwork of flickering light.

Category: Improv