Across the Valley

A networked performance in collaboration with Marc Sloan (Easton, Pennsylvania)
„Across the Valley“ is a collaborative sound performance connecting remote actors over the internet, like people calling to each other across a wide valley.

Human performers:
Elke Utermöhlen and Martin Slawig (blackhole-factory), Braunschweig/ Bonaforth
Marc Sloan, Easton, Pennsylvania
Non-human performers:
A tree in Bonaforth and the meadow surrounding it
A tree in a garden in Easton

All players communicate via sounds and data streams.
A sound installation encompassing all networked spaces has been created, enabling players to perform in every space, even „across the valley“.
Electronic sounds based on data streams and sound objects activated by small motors mix with live-streamed environmental sounds, voices and musical instruments.
A series of online and hybrid performances presented from March to May 2022.

A custom smartphone app (MobMuPlat/ PureData) sends the sensor data from the phones over the internet to control sounds and motors:

Studio Marc Sloan in Easton Pennsylvania:

Studio blackhole-factory in Bonaforth, Germany:

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