SENSORS_SONICS_SIGHTS
Cécile Babiole, Laurent Dailleau, Atau Tanaka

Le Loup (2004)
Facelift (2004)
Crackles (2004)
Noise (2004)
Crystal Blue (2004)
Nervrose (2005)
BT Express (2006)
All pieces are (collectively) composed by Cécile BABIOLE, Laurent DAILLEAU & Atau TANAKA

Cecile Babiole, Laurent Dailleau, and Atau Tanaka create together a dynamic sound/image environment. S.S.S is a trio performing visual music with sensors and gestures. They create a work of sound and sight, a laptop performance that goes beyond with the intensity of bodies in movement. Going beyond media: music that is more than a soundtrack, images going further than video wallpaper. A three-way conversation modulating sonic and luminous pulse and flow.
Sensors capture gesture and corporeal movement, translating them into digital data:
Ultrasound sensors measure the distance between the performer's hands and her machine, allowing her to articulate 3D imagery, navigating in color, scale, texture.
The Theremin, historical electronic instrument invented in 1919, an oscillator responds to perturbations of electrostatic fields based on the distance of the hands and body to the instrument
The BioMuse places gel electrodes on the performer's forearms, analyzing EMG biosignals. Muscle tension through concentrated movement allows the musician to sculpt sound synthesis.
S.S.S's singular approach brings them to present their work in a wide range of contexts in music and the digital arts. They are equally at home performing in galleries or underground spaces, in arts centers or research laboratories.

Cecile Babiole (France) is a visual artist who has been awarded prizes at festivals such as Imagina and Transmediale for her work in computer graphics and public space installations, television broadcasts on Canal+, and releases on VinylVideo.

Laurent Dailleau (France) is the sole French virtuoso of the Theremin, active on the international scenes of electroacoustic and improvised music in festivals like Musique Action, with releases on Sonoris, 33revpermi, 23five.

Atau Tanaka (Japan/USA/France), the japanese-american artist, is innovator in music technology, his work being presented in arts centers such as ZKM, Ars Electronica, and ICC, and released on Caipirinha, Bip-hop, Touch/Ash, Sirr-ecords, Subrosa.

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