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The Wire Tapper 30

Track 17

"Al forno yeah"

From Good Teeth

Panos Ghikas and Jennifer Walshe have engaged in unreal-time surround Improv since 2010. Voice, viola, drums and trumpet improvisations are recorded, broken down into gestural material and then projected through the use of software onto an e-drum kit. The meta-instrument incites a different type of physical triggering of sounds from the original bodily gestures that produced them. The resulting performance is the outcome of real-time and non-real-time processes that blur temporal perception and offer a new gestural syntax to both the performer and the audience.