Eleonor Sandresky "Walk in My Shoes"
I am Lead Designer on this Semiotech project to design a wearable control surface for Eleonor Sandresky's new work. The images are from a live performance at her LMCC Swing Space in 2009. Currently we are in the process of developing a complete redesign of the system for Eleonor to take on tour.
From Eleonor Sandresky's site:
"An electro-acoustic work created by Eleonor Sandresky, with sensor systems designed by Semiotech, Walk In My Shoes is a sonic autobiography and photo essay for solo piano that traces Ms. Sandresky's southern family roots through North Carolina, Charleston, SC, and Savannah and Macon, GA. A fifth generation pianist on her southern Mother's side, Ms. Sandresky feels a particular affinity with her southern roots and approaches them in this work from a distance, referencing her musician ancestors through altered tunings and distant piano sounds. In this piece, she uses field recordings made on a sojourn through the south with photographer, R. Seymour Rush, whose images enhance the soundscapes. Their voices appear and disappear, as do their footsteps. The sounds are processed and interleaved, and then triggered through a computer and live sensor system, designed by SemioTech, that Ms Sandresky will wear and manipulate live while she plays the piano. This is a work-in-progress. Sponsored by LMCC Swing Space and AC Pianocraft"
Images of the performance courtesy of Herman Costa.