The Transducers in Albuquerque

From The Spectre Series:

Featuring: Martin Back, James Brody, Philip Mantione, Christian Pincock, and Frank Rolla

The Transducers is a group of five composers and improvisers from diverse backgrounds spanning three generations of experience. They utilize laptops, custom software, sound sculptures, circuit bending and custom electronics to produce unique sonic worlds. Within the context of unstructured improvisation, they incorporate audience collaboration by means of the Photo-Instigator, a light-sensitive device suspended above the performers that picks up light beams originating from the audience. These rays are transduced into MIDI controller data streams that are sent to the performers to use or ignore as they see fit. So in essence, audience members become collaborators, instigators and possibly saboteurs.

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