Dance Jockey: “Where art Thou?”
Yago de QuayMusic contribution Ståle Skogstad2
This project grew out of the interest of understanding the processes of innovationand technology diffusion in artisticperformances. As artists, we have learnedthat, throughout the history of mankind,music and technology co-evolve shaping,and being shaped by, human expression andcreativity. The variety and intricacy of theserecombination processes contributeprofoundly to the current diversity of performative structures and meaningswithin the arts.
Yago de Quay is an interactive media artist, musician andresearcher based in Porto. His numerous installations and performances focus onuser participation contributing to modify the art piece itself. They always have astrong sonic component and combine technologies to help create new modes of expression. He earned a B.A. in Professional music from Berklee College of Musicand is currently finishing his MSc. in Sound Design and Interactive Music at theFaculty of Engineering, University of Porto. He is the sole performer for DanceJockey.Ståle Skogstad is a PhD student in the fourMs group at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo and holds a Master degree in ComputerScience. His research is focused on using real-time full-body motion capturetechnology for musical interaction. This includes real-time feature extraction fromfull body motion capture data and technical studies of motion capture technologies.He is currently working with the Xsens MVN inertial sensor suit. His main researchgoal is to explore the potentials of these technologies for musical applications.
Concert 3 at the Concert Hall of the Conservatory "Benedetto Marcello" of Venice. The single performance is 10 min long and can bepresented in a stage at least 5 x 5 meters in size. The stage should be free of objectsthat would otherwise obstruct the dancer.