Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #170
Toronto, Ontario M6G 4C7

FEEDBACK FRED - A Phonic Body (performed by Benoît Maubrey). FEEDBACK FRED, equipped with an oversized loudspeaker box on his back and a microphone-mask, "feeds back" his own voice through the interaction of his wearable PA system and physical gyrations throughout the performance space. This personality can be likened to a cross-cloning of Hamlet and an electronic-laden Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Known as a performer (recently at the Digital Arts Week in Zurich and VERSCH Festival in Amsterdam), FEEDBACK FRED is actually a social fellow trying to interact with casual acquaintances and everyday encounters; like most of us he only wants friendship and love -- were it not for his inborn handicap.

AUDIO BALLERINA - A Phonic Body (dancer Marie-Josée Chartier). The AUDIO BALLERINA uses -- among other electronic instruments-- light sensors that enable her to produce sounds through the interaction of her movements and the surrounding light (PEEPER choreography). Via movement sensors, she can also trigger electronic sounds that are subsequently choreographed --or "orchestrated"-- into musical compositions as an "audio ballet " (YAMAHA choreography).

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Added by NAISA on April 2, 2009

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