LA MACHINE A COUDRE LA MUSIQUE

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Performance
2012-2018

A sewing machine as a string instrument, processed and amplified. The foot pedal actions a plectrum plucking a guitar string, the pitches are modulated with a bottleneck, the right hand controls effects.

The device was built as a learning tool for musical intervals, reproducing the primitive experience of searching for harmonics on a vibrating string. The human player, the mechanical device, and the digital delays system constantly adapt their respective speeds to reach elusive moments of stability.

Collaborators: 
Boris Dulon – live visuals
Manufactoria – hardware construction
Aylen Torres & Milena Flores – live visuals
Mireia Arnela – choreography

Presentations:
2017  Polyvalent #10, Hangar, Barcelona
2017  Nits de Sang, Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona
2017  Arts Emergents, Ac. de Belles Arts, Sabadell
2016  Espai NIU, Barcelona
2016  Dorkbot, Hangar, Barcelona
2016  Conciertos Hypnagogicos, Antic Teatre, Barcelona
2015  Les Nuits du Beau Tas, Recycl’Art, Brussels
2013  La Générale du Canal, L’Impasse Temps, Brussels
2012  Le Chien Perdu, Brussels
2012  HS63, Brussels

Residency:
2013  Les Mariniers / La Maison de la Création, Brussels

Discography / Broadcast:
2015  City Sonic CD Compilation, Transonic, Mons
2013  Streaming @ leplacard.org, Brussels

Recycl’Art, Bruxelles, 2015:

HS63, Bruxelles, 2012: