Acusmatrix is a two-entry matrix conceived for the interaction of human motion and sound in continuous transformation.
The piece is performed by an hybrid quintet composed by a dancer and four species of european birds, whose chants rotate and transform creating a genealogy of sound characters that are perceptually connected. The goal of the piece focuses on the correspondence and the interaction of dance gesture and sonic gesture.
The result is a sort acusmatic bird treaty for one dancer and three-dimensional sound theater in sixteen channels concretizing the ideas of Rudolf Laban of making a three dimensional geometric and morphodynamic analysis of dance motion, placing the dancer in a virtual space of cubic proportions.
The piece was created during a period of residence at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and La Casa Encendida. Acusmatrix is the first part of a trilogy developed by Muriel Romero and composer Pablo Palacio.