SYNAESTHESIA PLAYGROUND by pianist Jocelyn Ho
SBU Collaborators (all commissioned for the concert)
Dan Waymouth, Composition
Nobi Nagasawa, Optical fiber attire Bio-Lux.
Takafumi Ide, Visuals
The concert on Thursday 3/2 at UCLA will be livestreamed.
Please tune in. 7:30PM Pacific time / 10:30PM East coast time
Schoenberg Hall445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Bio Lux: The original function of clothing is to shield human from weather conditions. The garment designed for a pianist Jocelyn Ho flips this function inside out: it does not protect from the external environment but exposes and interacts with the internal physiology of her body. Sensors on the pianist’s body detect her heartbeat, movement, and energy to act as triggers between the music and the illuminated attire Nagasawa designed. By creating an interactive sartorial (wearable) art activated by bodily rhythms, the performing body becomes an augmented artwork which transforms the performance. This clothing, made from “woven” pulsating optical fiber creates a soulful journey between mind, body, and music. (from Synaesthesia Playground dossier)
* Sponsored by the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University.