Every year on Fishamble street, near Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, there is a performance of Messiah to commemorate the premiere of Handel's masterpiece. I managed to make my way to the front and get a good recording of the performance.
"I love it when a plan comes together"
This piece is the result of some months of planning, recording, frustration, and tinkering.
The aim of the piece was to challenge the sublimation of the human body by technology in electroacoustic music. This was done by using a performance by contemporary dancer Liv O'Donoghue as the primary input for the piece. MIDI information was generated by her movements using the Gestural Music Sequencer. This triggered a software piano, and a sampler containing audio of her performance.