On August 17, 2002, I again participated in the Woodstockhausen event,
performing a piece called Happy Feet.
Here are the program notes:
Four Playstation Dance Pads are the only means of control in this improvisational piece.
The dance pads are connected via USB to a notebook PC, and KeyKit-based software
responds immediately to the use of each pad (or use of several pads simultaneously).
The music of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" is used as input
to a variety of algorithmic processes, some of which are inspired by scratching techniques.
I performed the piece in total darkness, with my pants outlined
by "Cool Neon" Electroluminescent Wire, so it looked like
torso-less legs were walking around. Halfway through, I turned on
a multi-colored flashing belt. The audience enjoyed the piece a lot.
The equipment I used was was a notebook PC, a Korg TR-Rack synth,
and 4 playstation dance pads. Here's what the pads look like:
Here's some of my pictures
and Steve Klinkner's pictures of Woodstockhausen 2002.
Here is the complete program for the
event, describing all the performances and performers.