live horoscope of the cosmic cockroaches
conjunctions and confusions
for transducers + piezos, hexbugs live electronics and live projection created for astrology & arts brno
detailview from the table all stills from a video by miroslav švejda, brno
the performance setup
a wooden table on which two transducers and two piezo pickups are placed.
they are connected thru a filtering patch in a micromodular synthesizer. the filters frequencies are modulated by the level of the feedback. on the tables surface, between the transducers and the piezos, some hexbugs are roaming. the sound of their motors and rubber feet is picked up by the piezos and gets into the feedback sound.
on top of the hexbugs and the transducers are some glowing stars of the kind used to put on the ceiling in childrens bedrooms.
the scenery is projected on the wall behind the table via a camera mounted above.
the random movements of the hexbugs with their little stars and the transducers with their bigger stars are only dimly visible.