Vladimir Vlaev – short residency in a preparation for Connector #15

I had a wonderful time during the short residency I did at STEIM in a preparation for performing at the 15th edition of ‘Connector’ event series. I performed with my recently developed hybrid acoustic-digital instrument “HexApp”, which is based on the processed acoustic input from a sound source device called  hexaphonic pickup. In order to achieve good artistic results I needed a rehearsal time before the concert in a suitable studio environment. The last stages of the preparation process – scooping on details of the time line structure, on specific spectral and dynamic transitions etc. – were done in a spacious and well equipped environment within STEIM. New strategies for using the electromagnetic properties of the hexaphonic pickup (such as exciting it with different metal objects) were also tested and observed during the two days of residency and later implemented into the performance. The creative and welcoming atmosphere for work  resulted in convincing performance and successful concert!

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