January 29, 2016 20:15 – Orangerie, Botanique, Brussels

eVanescens is an interactive audio-visual performance, a journey through various states, at the ever-shifting border between the real world and a constantly reinvented onirical universe.
 Composer Todor Todoroff and videographer Laura Colmenares Guerra explore hybrid, singular and disturbing territories. With cellist Sigrid Vandenbogaerde they perform live acoustic, electroacoustic and video elements.

The cellist wears a set of inertial sensors on her chest, arms and hands. Each sensor includes 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer that allow the tracking of her movements. These sensors, associated with sound analysis techniques (extraction of the frequency, the envelope, harmonic content, …) and gestural interfaces handled by the two other interpreters, control software that (re)synthesizes and multiplies in real time sound and image. Combined, they increase the expressive possibilities of the instruments, defining new musical gestures and offering innovative writing techniques. 

At the intersection of the acoustic sound and its many metamorphoses, in an intimate dialogue with the video image, eVanescens draws the viewer into an uncertain world, between disturbing strangeness, lightness and a feeling of weightlessness.


Photos, vidéos et revue de presse sur www.evanescens.net

Botanique Website : http://botanique.be/en/activity/evanescens-290116


Performers :
Todor Todoroff, concept, composition, sensors & sound interactions
Laura Colmenares Guerra, creation & video interactions
Sigrid Vandenbogaerde, cello & voice creation

Team :
Marc Lhommel and Julie Petit-Etienne, light creation and light board
Anne Guilleray, scenography
Yacine Sebti, video software programming
Lise Vachon and Marcela Ruiz Quintero, dance

Production : ARTeM asbl

Co-production :  UMons / Institut Numediart
Le Manège.Maubeuge – Scène Nationale
La Gare Numérique du Val de Sambre

With the support of :
Cellule Arts Numériques de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Vlaamse Overheid
Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Thanks :
Musiques Nouvelles, Transcultures, Technocité, iMAL


Concert organized by FeBeME-BeFeMARTeM and La Semaine du Son, with the help of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.