A telematic performance with Perry Cook between CalArts and Stanford CCRMA, as part of the CalArts Digital Arts Expo 2017.
Repeal and Replace is a multimedia performance piece that explores multiple perspectives on the idea of control: our struggle to obtain it, our desire to be freed from it, the futility of chasing it, and our fear of losing it. The performers (Perry Cook and Sarah Reid) will play trumpet and vocals, each augmented with extended means of control (Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface on the trumpet and Chironic Articulatory Singing Controller on Perry). A generative score made in Processing provides an initial visual prompt for the performers. As they play, data is captured in real time and sent back to the visual score, or routed to various audio control parameters, creating a semi-improvised audiovisual feedback loop. At times the relationship between performer and technology is clear, while at others it becomes messy and obfuscated, a constant tug-of-war over who (or what) is in control.