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e*scapes

Recorded LIVE at SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego, California.

e*scapes is a live audiovisual performance that reflects on an electronic vision of nature.

Taking the genre of live cinema to a new level, the Aetherbits trio perform live electronic music to live remixed footage and vice versa. Since both music and video are being performed live in conjunction with one another, it is no longer possible to tell if the music is inspiring the video or the video is inspiring the music. The result is a feedback driven multi-sensorial exploration into future-stained natural habitats.

Mariela Cádiz and Denis Lelong use excerpts from nature documentaries and take the images out of their scientific and pedagogical context to process and remix them in a real-time musically inspired flow. By deconstructing the common use of nature documentary footage and exploring its cinematic qualities their live mixing thrives on mesmerizing, forceful and unexpected relationships.

Kent Clelland (aka LapCore) combines contemporary dance music structures and sounds with traditional electro-acoustic music techniques to create recombinant computer music landscapes which are dynamic, ever-evolving and potentially fragile.

When performing live, control signals are shared between the musical workstation and the visual workstation, creating an artistic feedback level supplementary to the natural sensory reflex feedback already being shared between the performers, and ensuring that each performance is unique.