Adaptive Instrument Ensemble (AIE) is an improvisation-based music group based at Mills College, Oakland, CA free and open to people of all abilities in the greater East Bay. The ensemble features a range of adaptive and traditional instruments, musicians and non-identifying musicians, with a focus on Deep Listening™ Institute's Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI).
"Movement Studies" is a networked interactive piece for improvisers in teams of three. Using AUMI, a Deep Listening Institute™ motion tracking interface for iPad, gestural information triggers localized (person–specific) and global events (collective sound generated through all speakers).
Motion mediates the sonic architecture, which includes samples of animal, environmental, and infrastructural movement throughout the piece. Electronic instruments and gestural control interfaces have been designed/chosen in consideration with individual members’ embodied movement.
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