SWAY ARRAY

 

Sway Array is an audio-robotic performance that is rooted in an interest for physical movement and its interaction with sound. At the centre of the work, a matrix of nine robotic-speakers reacts to sounds and movements of a performer. Each speaker is about 2.5 meters high and also generates sonic actions. Their individual positioning is coupled with different audio processes through a chain of interactions involving the body and performative technology.

The loudspeaker array allows composition of physical movements but its use is also oriented towards symbolic content. In a way, this strange augmented acousmonium becomes a character in itself. Its visual appearance creates images that evoke different natural phenomena. Allusions to mass phenomena such as bird flocking, fish schools, swaying wheat and telescope arrays are inherent to its visual aspect. Finally, the array can also be seen as a musical interface in itself, with its specificities and limitations, offering a singular perspective on sound creation.

 

SECOND ITERATION 2016-in progress

This project is in a new iteration process and undergoing heavy surgery at the moment until fall 2017/winter 2018.

Sway Array -Model (2nd Iteration) from Patrick Saint-Denis on Vimeo.

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FIRST ITERATION 2013-2015

 

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Sway Array 06/2015 from Patrick Saint-Denis on Vimeo.

 

Sway Array, Performer: Sarah Albu (c) Patrick Saint-Denis 2015

Sway Array, Performer: Sarah Albu
(c) Patrick Saint-Denis 2015

Sway Array, Performer: Sarah Albu, (c) Patrick Saint-Denis 2015

Sway Array, Sarah Albu (voice), (c) Patrick Saint-Denis 2015

 

Sway Array – MNM-2015 from Patrick Saint-Denis on Vimeo.

 

Sway Array (studio303 / Research Residency) from Patrick Saint-Denis on Vimeo.

 

Sway Array – Model from Patrick Saint-Denis on Vimeo.