ONE PERFORMER, TWO TOMS, LIGHTS, RELAYS, SENSORS, PIEZZOS, MICROCOMPUTER AND VIDEO PROJECTION
Premiere: Cologne, LTK4, Nuno Aroso, 24.11.2021
27 OSSOS is a piece for one performer playing two drums with lights, relays, sensors, piezo microphones, microcomputer and video projection. The percussionist takes control of the whole performance playing the two drums with his hands and also by activating the sensors that control light and sound.
Our hands have 27 bones, 33 muscles and 3 nerves but besides that they can be a repository of information of the long life experience, of accumulated habits and movements they stored. The starting point for the composition where the hands both as sound producer and sound controller as well as a carrier of symbolic meaning.
The composition of the piece followed and is the result of the construction of the instrument which includes the two drums, the video projection, the electronics and its sensors. This piece was made in a close collaboration with Nuno Aroso.