What it is…
Ephemeral Gumboots is a human/computer-dance/music interactive system. Real-time rhythmical input from a dancer into a program ‘humanises' electronic beat-driven music while at the same time the dancer is exposed to a complex and diverse palette of prepared musical samples.
According to the notion of ‘play' as a basis of culture, Ephemeral Gumboots is a game (for anyone to try) and an interface through which the professional gumboot dancer can create digital music with his/her body. At the same time, it is also a dynamic system in which the composer can explore different compositional opportunities presented by having real-time rhythmical input from a dancer.
1. Human dancers, wearing
by the dancers…