Dimension N is an audiovisual performance focusing on live interaction between the performers (Alba G. Corral & Dariusz Makaruk) using interactive systems controlling sound and video through live sound and video input. The resulting performance is half-composed and half-improvised with the intention to deliver both the conceptual predefined content as well as the energy connected with it – the latter only possible during live stage and improvised performance.
The attempt of the project is to create emotionally coherent union between music, video and the human participants – both the performers as well as the audience.
With the support of Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains and Transcultures (in framework of Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes), with the support of fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Dimension N @ PatchLab Festival 2015
Alba G. Corral
Artist and creative technologist based in Barcelona. With a background in computer engineering, Alba G. Corral has been creating generative art using software and coding for the past decade. Her practice spans across live performance, video, digital media and installation, exploring abstract narratives and expressing sensitivity and taste for colour. By combining generative systems with improvised drawing techniques, her digital language becomes organic, creating mesmerizing ising digital landscapes. Corral is known for herstunning live audio-visual performances where sheintegrates real-time coding and drawing in collaboration with musicians. She has performed with renowned musicians such as Jon Hopkins, Miguel Marin (aka Arbol), Fibla, Stendhal Syndrome and Jacaszek. Her works has been exhibited at festivals and events including Future Everything, Alphaville Festival, Sonar, Primavera Sound and LEV.
Dariusz Makaruk is a music producer, live electronics musician and audiovisual performer. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. As a music producer and performer heplays his own electro-jazz andexperimental electronics music repertoire. He composes theatre music and illustrates silent movie screenings with own live soundtracks (ex. “Faces of Children” 1923, by Jacques Feyder; “Cabinet of Dr.Caligari” by Robert Wiene 1925). He is a member of Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music (PSeME) – a Polish department of CIME/ICEM in Bourges supported by UNESCO.He coproduces contemporary jazz music projects and plays with renown jazz music performers ie in a concert-movie performance with Polish trumpet legend Tomasz Stanko, Mariusz Wilczynski and Wlodzimierz Kiniorski (with whom he coproduces an improvised jazz duo Kinior & Makaruk). He also performs and coproduces music with world-class jazz violinist Michal Urbaniak as well as with Tymon Tymański and Mamadou Diouf.As an audiovisual performerhe creates interactiveinstallations using own author’s software written in Max/MSP Jitter and Super Collider and also large-scale architectural 3D video mappings. He writes custom software for theatres and uses it for stage light, sound and video engineering live (cooperation with Mabel Octobre Theatre, France). Makaruk performed on festivals including: CYNET Art Festival 2008 – Dresden; Festival Synestheses 2006 – Bourges; Sperm Festival 2007 – Prague; Viathea Festival 2005 – Gorlitz; Fusion Festival 2006, Germany; Polsk Jazzfestival 2004, Stockholm; Klubb Europa DJ Tour 2007, Sweden; Polish Sound Art in China Festival 2006; Mood Indigo Festival 2008 – Mumbai, India; Audio Art Festival 2009, 2013, 2015 – Cracow.
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