THE MONSTER WHICH NEVER BREATHES / 2011

 

Photos / Nicolas Chaussy

This breathing monster is about stilness and the powerful presence of the sound : the apparent stilness of the dancer whose microscopic movements are based on the intense activity of her deep-breathing, and the sheer weight of the sounds produced by the bass as transformed - in real time - by the computer, and also disturbed by the data-noise created by the dancers minimal gestures. During those 50 minutes we are not building a trajectory, nor suggesting an evolution, but being in a state of internal combustion. Not composition but architecture of dust or just one, deep and long, breath.
This piece evolved from a previous work, "The monster which never breathes", which was written for an electronically manipulated pipe organ, dance and which started our research on what we call the "data-noise".

This breathing monster is about stilness and the powerful presence of the sound : the apparent stilness of the dancer whose microscopic movements are based on the intense activity of her deep-breathing, and the sheer weight of the sounds produced by the bass as transformed - in real time - by the computer, and also disturbed by the data-noise created by the dancers minimal gestures. During those 50 minutes we are not building a trajectory, nor suggesting an evolution, but being in a state of internal combustion. Not composition but architecture of dust or just one, deep and long, breath.
This piece evolved from a previous work, "The monster which never breathes", which was written for an electronically manipulated pipe organ, dance and which started our research on what we call the "data-noise".

CHOREGRAPHY
Myriam Gourfink

CONCEPTION, COMPOSITION & LIVE ELECTRONICS
Kasper T. Toeplitz

Performed at REDCAT – CALARTS – Los Angeles – USA – the 15th of february 2011 / Mains d’œuvre St Ouen, the 14 th of january 2012 / Maison de l’étudiant Arras, the 14 th of february 2012 / In the frame of "The conscious body", studio Keller - Paris, the 5th of october 2012 / Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, the 13th of january 2013