Temporal Interference is a collaboration with Jane Franklin Dance that explores the concept of space and the interference created through the motion of bodies. Three dancers interact with a Theremin suspended on stage. The Theremin is not used to create the sound for this piece, instead I use it to detect the proximity of the dancers. The signal from the Theremin is converted to MIDI data and drives a synthesizer as well as controls aspects of the video. The entire piece is more than 20 minutes and is divided into 5 sections. The second and fourth section use music composed by Gina Biver.
The dancers moved between the sensors of the Theremin, causing distortions in the projected image and altering the frequency of the sounds. The sounds range from violin sounds recorded by Gina Biver, to frequency oscillations in synthesizers. Each performance was unique and created an interested choreography where the dancers influenced the outcome. This work has been performed in gallery spaces in Washington DC, the Kennedy Center Millenium stage and at Performatica in Pueblas, Mexico.
Code & music: Bryan Leister, additional music: Gina Biver, choreography: Jane Franklin, size: variable, media: Theremin, MIDI, laptop, 5-channel surround sound; completed: 2006