“New Media artist, composer and Art-Tech educator Stefano D’Alessio focuses on interactive performances and installations merging different media through technology and paying special attention to time-based composition. His research addresses the digitization of the human in new technologies and the virtual representations of the ‘real’.”
Stefano D’Alessio will perform Longevity of Light Bulbs (and how to make them last longer)
Longevity of light bulbs (and how to make them last longer)
Electroacoustic light performance
Vienna 2016 / 2019
L.O.L.B. amplifies a common object into a dynamic, light beaming, sound instrument, thanks to new technologies and performative action.
Resembling of a solo concert, L.O.L.B. has as its core an amplified desk lamp, explored in all its sonorities by a performer.
The lamp’s ability to move dynamically is used to modify the original sound thanks to a custom made interface and digital audio processing.
The spatial position of the light bulb is tracked by a camera and translated into parameters usable by the audio engine.
The only light source in the performance is the lamp’s bulb. The moving lamp is acting as a dynamic lighting device. It looks in different directions, behaving like a curious creature, illuminating different part of the environment, scanning through the audience and sometimes blinding the people.
The result is a sound performance where natural and artificial tones fuse seamlessly, developing in time, combining with light, thru the actions of the performer and its instrument.