Collaboration with Ellen Reid, consisting of a piece for solo cello with performance interface (Stellar Remnants) paired with a sound installation (Pulsing). World Premiere performed by esteemed cellist Johannes Moser on February 11, 2017 as part of the Laguna Beach Music Festival.
Installation GitHub Repository: https://github.com/stephiescastle/stellar-remnants-installation
Performance Interface GitHub Repository: https://github.com/stephiescastle/cello-interface
Consists of 12 steel plates suspended and paired with hanging, muted vibration motors. Four infrared proximity sensors read interactee movements and affect vibration patterns and rates.
Performance Interface (Stellar Remnants)
Consists of a main control box with connections for two foot pedals (provided), and IR sensor (provided with stand), and USB output.
The performer uses hand motions as directed in the score with the IR sensor. Proximity to sensor affects audio playback within a scene. Foot pedals control scene number and “holds” on sensor data.