Le Loup + Lifting + Myogram

Performances / Créations

Friday June 2 - 20:00
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Le Loup + Lifting + Myogram

Performances / Créations


Lillevan and Atau Tanaka will perform three short audiovisual pieces looking at the body as a source of sound, image, and corporeal expression. A sensor system detects the electromyogram (EMG) signal, electrical impulses from the nervous system causing muscle tension, and renders a musical instrument the performer’s own body, allowing him to articulate sound through concentrated gesture.

LE LOUP : A single short recorded sample of howling wolves, stretched and transposed to create a continuous growling.

LIFTING : Whistling oscillators are modulated in frequency and amplitude, recalling the classical theremin.

MYOGRAM : A direct sonification of muscle activity where we hear the neuron impulses of muscle exertion as data.

About the artists

Atau Tanaka bridges the fields of experimental music, and scientific research in embodied human-computer interaction. His first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures and would go to on re-create Cage’s Variations VII with Matt Wand and :zoviet*france:. In the 90’s he formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide. In the Tokyo scene he has played alongside artists like Merzbow, Otomo, KK Null. His work has been presented at Ars Electronica, SFMOMA, Eyebeam, V2, NTT-ICC, and ZKM and has been supported by the European Research Council as well as the Fondation Daniel Langlois. He has worked at IRCAM, was researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, and Artistic Co-Director of STEIM. He is member of the Embodied Audiovisual Interaction (EAVI) research unit at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Lillevan is an animation, video and media artist. He is perhaps best known as founding member of the visual / music group Rechenzentrum. Lillevan has performed and collaborated with many artists from a wide array of genres, from opera to installation, from minimal electronic experimentalism to dance and classical music; performed and exhibited all over the globe, and at all the major media festivals.



Lillevan (DE)
Atau Tanaka (JP)