Cardin Chung Visceral Resonance

Dancer and music. These often exist on a two-way street, one in response to the other. But what if we introduce a third element, changing this two-way street into a feedback triangle? Visceral Resonance aims to do this by bringing live motion sensors into the fray.Through the use of live sensors tracking movement, dancers are given the ability to manipulate the sounds they hear. The goal is not to simply create any sound in response to movement, but rather to create sound that is in direct correlation with the current movement. A dancer should be a visual representation of sound as sound should be an auditorial representation of physicality. Movement viscosity will warrant appropriate textural responses in sound.I will be programming the sensors (arduino) into music creation software (Ableton Live and Max MSP), to which manipulations to the sources of sound can be made. And from there, it is up to the dancers to create what they want within the scores I set—the possibilities of sound are endless!Visceral Resonance doesn’t intend to upheave the relationship between music and dance. Rather, I’m aiming to create more bridges of collaboration and inspiration, pushing the boundaries of how movers perceive sound and how musicians can perceive movement.