_ROBERT WHITMAN 1935
Artista visual que adentrou no teatro, propõe no limiar entre performance,
teatro e arte contemporânea, instalação e etc
Whitman é fascinado por eventos que não podem ser compreendidos em sua
totalidade, mas pode ser experienciado intensamente de particular pontos de
Em ‘American Moon’ 1960, ele separou a plateia em túneis cenográficos para
que impedir que vissem a totalidade.
‘Prune Flat’ (1965)
John Cage made «Variations V» in 1965 for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He and David Tudor settled on two systems for the sound to be affected by movement. For the first, Billy Klüver and his colleagues set up a system of directional photocells aimed at the stage lights, so that the dancers triggered sounds as they cut the light beams with their movements. A second system used a series of antennas. When a dancer came within four feet of an antenna a sound would result. Ten photocells were wired to activate tape-recorders and short-wave radios. Cecil Coker designed a control circuit, which was built by my assistant Witt Wittnebert. Film footage by Stan VanDerBeek and Nam June Paik’s manipulated television images were projected on screens behind the dancers.
The score was created by flipping coins to determine each element and consisted of thirty-five «remarks» outlining the structure, components, and methodology. The specific sound score would change at each performance as it was created by radio antennas responding to the dancers’ movements.
In this photograph «Variations V» is performed for a television taping session in Hamburg. The photocells were located at the base of the five-foot antennas placed around the stage. Cage, Tudor, and Gordon Mumma operate equipment to modify and determine the final sounds.
The project was also presented at the Philharmonic Hall in New York, 1965.
_EI WADA, Japonês, com trabalhos com ventiladores e televisores.
Falamos da queda do sistema e de artistas que buscam isso como linguagem.
Born in 1987. Artist/musician. Ei Wada rebuilds old electric appliances into electronic musical instruments, and creates and exhibits works of art and music performed by new and unique methods. In 2009, he started the group Open Reel Ensemble, which manipulates and plays reel-to-reel tape recorders. The group is involved in a wide range of activities including concert performances, DVD/CD and book publishing, art installations and providing music for movies and catwalk shows. Recently it has begun an ambitious orchestral project using 20 reel-to-reel tape recorders. Also, He has provided music for ISSEY MIYAKE’s Paris Collection for 11 consecutive times. He has performed in various locations around the world. His latest project is called “ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!” for which they create electronic musical instruments, orchestra and strange festival using used home electronics with the participants.