I collaborated on a performance evening with three poets. My work was a multi-room speaker installation for which I made three pieces:
1. Impulse Reponse: a brief introduction to finding resonant frequencies in 3-5 parts. (a performative piece with recorded voice)
Impulse response is a method of measuring space in sound.
A short burst or brief signal is used to activate the resonant frequencies.
The response curve is a description of a reaction of a dynamic system:
a room, its walls and their resonances.
2. technical failure/failure of technique (a multi channel composition)
3. breathing speakers (an interim atmosphere)
I had prepared the compositions so that they could run almost autonomously for the performance, but when the time came an interesting thing happened. I found that I actively performed the compositions much more than I intended. I switched parts around, repeated sections, added and deleted tracks, changed the structures, fiddled with volumes and speaker balances, all in response to the situation in the moment. In the end I was glad to have the possibility of this live-compositional leeway.
See this part of the Lost in Postpoetry website here