This was our first and only studio recording done as “Perpetual Mvmt<>Snd” (Bilwa and Mikronesia). We did the recording in one weekend using a variety of synthesizers, percussion and effects. The music was created with our movement partners in mind and also as a companion to our gasp show at Philly Fringe that fall. This also turned out to the the first release on the new label earSnake. The limited edition spray painted CDs were sold at the Philly Fringe show.
This was our first of many improvised performances as NEXUS Gallery in Kennington for the Paraphrase/NEXUS series. Bilwa became a member of NEXUS in 2007 and started a series Paraphrase where sound and movement artists would come and respond to artwork in the gallery with a performance of their work.
This performance is improvised music from Mikronesia (radios and fx) and Bilwa (balloons and fx) performing music while Emily Sweeney and Rebecca Patek perform dance in an installation by Jodi Sweitzer And Elaine M. Erne.
This was our first performance as a group for the Philly Fringe Festival. The piece took inspiration from light, moths and the breath. It was choreographed by Emily Sweeney. Bilwa and I did the sound for this piece using the audible breathing sounds from the dancers and processing that in real-time. The processed breath sounds were played back over four speakers in surround sound. We did six shows total of gasp and it was very well received. Below is are two clips from the show shot by Carl Franke
Early in Perpetual Movement and Sound’s performance history we did a series of shows called The Rashomon Effect. This series was a reinterpretation of the Akira Korosawa film Rashomon where a crime is told from four different view points. For our “Rashomon effect”, we had four pairs of musicians and dancers respond to each other in a round-robin performance of improvised music, dance and video.
Below is an audio recording of the show.
Mikronesia – electronics
Helena Espvall – cello
Sean Mattio – percussion
Bilwa – electronics