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Stillness Under Tension is a quartet standstill work for Myo gesture control armband and Bela embedded music platform. Humans are incapable of standing completely still due to breathing and other involuntary micromotions. This work explores the expressive space of standing still through an inverse action-sound mapping: less movement leads to more sound. The Myo is used to measure the performers movement, and the muscle activity in their forearm which they can use--both voluntarily and involuntarily--to control a synthesised sound world. This musical space is defined separately for each performer by their physical position.
This video is of the premiere performance in November 2017 at "MusicLab vol.1: Biophysical Music", Escape, Ole Johan Dahls has, Oslo, Norway.
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