Sunday Synth Jam: Llac (Lake) is a new performance piece by Ensemble Topogràfic, a Barcelona-based collective that integrates movement & sound through technology.
Ensemble Topogràfic (Anna Hierro and Carlos Martorell) make use of an armband controller, which allows Hierro to create sounds tied to her movements, and to manage sections of the show with her improvised dance gestures. Her arm positions are sent via Bluetooth LE to a computer, where sound is generated.
Martorell performs with an iPad controlling granular synths. Aleatoric elements, along with improvisation, mean the piece won’t be the same twice.
The video excerpt captures Hierro’s solo, in which her movements create the accompanying music.