Scratch Theremin, Interspecies audio visual performances, 2011-present
For Scratch Theremin, Andreyev works with canine Tom using interactive software and a theremin to produce a collaborative improvisational interspecies performance. The project advances methods of improvisation and active listening to propose live audio soundscapes that mesh canine sounds with electroacoustic practice. In the process of developing this performance, a custom built theremin, that incorporates a rug as an interface, was created to allow Tom to use scratch and digging gestures to create sounds. Tom likes to accompany his playing with a diverse range of vocalization. These studio performances are audio recorded for use later in the live performance where they are remixed into a new experimental improvisational soundscape. Here, Andreyev accompanies Tom’s vocals and rhythms with her own live theremin and software performance.
performed with the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO) for:
- 2014 VIVO Open House, Vancouver
- 2013 2000 Meilen Unter Dem Meer, VIVO, Vancouver
- 2012 Utopia Festival, W2, Vancouver, Mar 10;
- 2011 VEE – sound space architecture, “Random Elements – a Celebration of Iannnis Xenakis”, Vancouver New Music’s , Vancouver, Oct 16;
- 2011 Interactive Futures ’11: Animal Influence, Vancouver, Nov 19.
- 2011 Signal + Noise Festival, VIVO, Vancouver, June 23;
Theremin production: Julie Andreyev
Performance software: Simon Overstall
Canine collaborator: Tom
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.