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The Anatomy of a String Quartet


With Samson Young and Mivos Quartet in person

The Anatomy of a String Quartet is an essay on the potentials of media technology as tools for augmenting, extending, and reconfiguring the musician’s body. It is a performance-installation with/through a “prosthetically amplified” string quartet. Each member of the quartet is monitored by a multitude of sensing apparatuses, from eye tracking glasses to brainwave sensors. The data generated by the quartet’s bodily movements, and the live video of the performers, forms the basis of a multi-channel audiovisual composition. The quartet is thus placed under a technological microscope, to make visible the inaudible biological responses to the drastic moments of musical performance.

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