Kurze Schatten III - From sound to movement
Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University
This project aims to create an archive of hand movements from music performance on the guitar. In this case, the material is extracted from motion capture recordings of the manual movements on the guitar during a performance of Kurze Schatten II. The motion capture data will then form the basis of ‘impossible avatars’ that will serve as a choreographic score/guide for six dancers. They in turn will perform the impossible movements of the hands reconfigured onto their bodies. In this extension, the dancers’ bodies are taken as a pure plastic performance of a music that will not be heard, creating a link between living elastic bodies and the mechanics that produce the sound; an extension of the body and thought of the performer in space, unveiled through motion capture technology.