Responsive Program Residencies

Hellen Sky

Research Room Residency

Movement and Sound are sensational gestures. Sound moves through an invisible atmospheric ocean, waves shaped by the physics of noise and harmonious notes arrive to the ear sensed by the timpani of membrane to brain.

Led by digital choreographer/performer, Hellen Sky, and double bass composer, Mark Cauvin, this research will explore how the acoustics of bass and bow shape both choreography and sound, intrinsically connecting these sonic and movement gestures to develop scores through a heightening of sense abilities.

Analogously these scores explore the balance between nature and man.

Similar processes develop score with piano, voice, and flute. Software analysis internet connectivity and physical proximity orchestrate these gestures and their global impact. Partners and collaborators supporting the development or this research include Critical Path (NSW) Dancehouse, Melbourne, IRCAM (FR) Garth Paine (USA) James Tyson (UK).

Hellen Sky is a Melbourne choreographer who often uses real time data generated by her movement to develop systems of connectivity. Mark Cauvin is a double bass player composer of electronic and acoustic scores.

Date & Location

Monday 24 November 2014, 12am - Sunday 30 November 2014, 12am

Research Room