Returns & Simulacra

Solomiya Moroz, and Zubin Kanga

Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Article Number: 1214
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Abstract:

Returns and Simulacra combines sound and projections of video onto a screen with the performer’s body on stage. It uses mini bee accelerometers and touch-sensor attachments as an instrument called Piano Hands. Through this instrument, the pianist controls a max/MSP patch interface and some elements in the projected video of the piece. The piece addresses the performer’s multiple identities on stage, playing the line between the real and virtual performance while incorporating different footage from filmed videos of the pianist and archived cabaret performances of the British queer performers of the past. The digital score relies on the pianist's embodied gestural behaviour and his reaction to audio and video material.

Citation:

Solomiya Moroz, and Zubin Kanga. 2023. Returns & Simulacra. Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime23-music-1214,
 abstract = {Returns and Simulacra combines sound and projections of video onto a screen with the performer’s body on stage. It uses mini bee accelerometers and touch-sensor attachments as an instrument called Piano Hands. Through this instrument, the pianist controls a max/MSP patch interface and some elements in the projected video of the piece. The piece addresses the performer’s multiple identities on stage, playing the line between the real and virtual performance while incorporating different footage from filmed videos of the pianist and archived cabaret performances of the British queer performers of the past. The digital score relies on the pianist's embodied gestural behaviour and his reaction to audio and video material.},
 articleno = {1214},
 author = {Solomiya Moroz and Zubin Kanga},
 booktitle = {Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Rob Hamilton},
 month = {May},
 note = {Online Presentation},
 title = {Returns \& Simulacra},
 url = {https://www.nime2023.org/program/online-in-person-concerts},
 year = {2023}
}