Lauren Hayes
Mini Savior Opt.
Mini Savior Opt. is a twenty minute live electronic performance which demonstrates an enactive and embodied approach to interactive and improvisational music systems. The piece was formed out of a playful exploration of my most recent hybrid analogue/digital performance system. An excessive number of components mutually affect each other through an ecological network of sound analysis and digital signal processing (DSP). Engaging with different parts of the instrument through tangible and haptic controllers, I bring a sense of immediacy into my hands: the slightest movement may trigger a drastic change in sound, which in turn may activate other processes within the network. Through the physical struggle, the performer, vulnerable, attempts to navigate the performance system.