VoicErutseG (read "voice gesture") is a performance which shows the early results of the research conducted by Balandino Di Donato at the Integra Lab.
His work is focused on understanding the relationship between body movements during musical performance and the music itself and; how gestural data can be mapped and interpreted as sound spatialisation parameters.
In this performance, the audience experienced Sequenza III by Luciano Berio and, afterwards, Strypsody by Cathy Berberian performed and specialised by Vittoriana De Amicis.
VoicErutseG v0.1 is the result of a series of considerations regarding the use of the body as a musical instrument to produce sounds and, to control the sound spatialisation through its natural behaviour.
Theoretical thoughts have been interpreted using the Myo amrband, the machine learning library ml-lib and a simple spatialiser. Both tools, ml-lib and the spatialiser, have been implemented within Pure Data (aka Pd) and driven using Myo. These tools allowed Balandino to create a system, which can be used by the performer to drive musically a sound spatialiser just through performing the original score.
"How do I need to perform to drive correctly the sound spatialiser?"
From a conversation between Vittoriana and Balandino during tests.
Vittoriana De Amicis (performer)
Vittoriana completed her studies in 2013 at the Conservatoire A.Casella in L'Aquila. She performed the children's opera Brundibar by Hans Krása at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna. Moreover, she sang Barbarina in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at Schloss Schonbrunn Theatre.
Presently she is studying with Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz.