Electric Silhouette

electric silhouette

Electric Silhouette Series (2007~)

by Alvaro Cassinelli, performed by Stephane Perrin

Here, the body is a container for particules that get “heated-up” by a sonic skin-charge, that produces an audible electrical wind. The “electric” force field is attached to the musician’s silhouette, an is modulated and amplified by sound. Particles trapped inside (the “charge” on the capacitor) bounce on the silhouette, producing an electric, tingling sound. As the “pressure” build up, sometimes the silhouette breaks, and the particules are set free to wander on the full visual field.

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