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Murmur w/ Aakash Odedra (2013 – 2014)

Murmurcredit: Sean Goldthorpe
Murmur is a dance performance created in close collaboration between British dancer Aakash Odedra and choreographer Lewis Major with the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Using an iterative process of alternating experimental and explorative sessions with periods of focussed R&D, the result was a deeply moving dance piece, with state-of-the-art media art supporting traditional stage technology, considerably boosting story depth and expressiveness. After a first prototype performed at the Ars Electronica Festival 2013, the team elaborated during an intense week at Dartington Hall (Totnes, UK), adapting the piece to the outstanding score composed by Nicki Wells, right before a highly successful premiere at the British Dance Edition 2014 in Edinburgh, UK. Further cheered performances at the Birmingham International Dance Festival 2014 and the Curve Theatre (Leicester, UK) led to an extension to the sophisticated full-length production Murmur 2.0, and a subsequent tour through the UK as well as numerous international shows until this day. Context: award-winning interactive multi-media supported dance performance Contribution: realtime geometric processing, calibration and OSC/MIDI-controlled tracking software programming, realtime multi-POV scene capture and interpretation, performer tracking, networking, realtime segmentation and data streaming, on-side setup and operation during live performances Credits: Aakash Odedra Company, Lewis Major, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Leon Trimble, Andy Finn, Andrew Ellis, Nicki Wells, Farooq Chaudhry, Sky Arts Academy, Dartington Hall Trust

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Aakash Odedra Company Murmur 2.0 production page Sky Academy Documentary Ars Electronica Futurelab project page Ars Electronica Blog interview (BIDF, Birmingham) Ars Electronica Blog interview (Futurelab experiments, making-of) Ars Electronica press article

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