it was a fantastic performance. they opened with a 50 minute set - playing dislocations, fractures, meetings, divergence, pointillist rhythms, sustained explorations of texture, pauses, silence, boggling controlled complexity and unerring complicité, even in opposition. really quite stunning. and absorbing. their myspace recordings don’t really do them justice, as their physical performance is as engaging as their auditory performance.
i’m interested in duets. and the idea of working. to me the pieces they played exemplified some of the foundations of good improvisation - presence, listening and allowing.
closing my eyes i would often be surprised at how many layers of sound were present - of how there sometimes seemed to be a third or fourth voice in the music. if only it were possible to allow that in dance…
scott mitchell and rory hyde have many fascinating projects on the go. this one is their first project as part of Open Source Urbanism, which is exploring information expression in public spaces.
what i love about the spoke-o-dometer project and the blog is that is a great example of open source development which has been clearly documented and credited - so it’s possible to see where source code came from and also see how it was integrated into the project and finally have access to the final code developed by the project. bloody great. plus it looks so cool! i’d love to have it on my bike.