The company

INSTITUTO STOCOS is a project focused on the analysis, research and development of the interaction between body gesture, music and interactive visual imagery, integrating in a performative context abstractions taken from other disciplines such as artificial intelligence, biology, mathematics or experimental psychology. The trilogy Acusmatrix, Catexis, Stocos, the Neural Narratives series (Neural narratives1: Phantom Limb and Neural narratives2: Polytopya) or Piano & Dancer constitute some of the outcomes of this investigation. In this series of pieces the dancer’s activity evolve in a three dimensional sound space interacting with sonic and visual entities that are successively transformed according to their trajectory and dynamic morphology.

INSTITUTO STOCOS has also participated in European Culture and ICST H2020 projects such as WholoDance, Metabody or DANCE developing creative technologies and artistic productions collaborating with Institutions such as Infomus Casa Paganini, Conventry Univerity, Politecnico de Milano, Motek, TMA Hellerau, Hyperbody TU Delft, Brunel University, K Danse or REverso among others.

Instituto Stocos also organises cultural events that help to diffuse trans-disciplanary artistic forms involving new technologies and in the field that combines art and sciences.

Members

Muriel Romero

Is a dancer and choreographer. Her work is currently focused on the investigation of generative choregraphic structures and the incorporation of abstractions taken from other disciplines such as music or mathematics. She has won several international prizes such as Moscow International Ballet Competition, Prix de la Fondation de Paris-Prix de Laussane and Premio Nacional de Danza. She’s been first soloist in some the most prestigious companies around the world including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dresden Semper Oper Ballet, Bayerisches Staatsballet Munchen, Gran Théatre de Genéve o Compañia Nacional de Danza. During her trayectory she’s worked with some choregraphers of our time like W. Forsythe, J.Kylian, Ohad Naharin or Saburo Teshigawara. She teaches at the Professional Conservatory of Madrid.



Pablo Palacio

Pablo Palacio is an independent composer currently living in Madrid. His work has been focused on the transformation an perceptual connections of sonic images. He has held residences in Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Lebanon. His pieces have been performed in many countries from Europe and United States to China, India, Brasil,  or North Africa, and edited by the label Sub Rosa in Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music. He is also an active composer for dance and performing and collaborates with Bauhaus-Universität Weimar designing interactive  musical instruments for people with disabilities. He has divulged new perspectives and technologies in sound composition through publications, workshops, and talks in several conservatories, universities and institutions such as University of Genoa (Italy), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Missouri State University (E.E.U.U), or Intenational Symposium of Movement and Computing (MOCO). He is a visiting lecturer of sound space on the Master in Performing Arts and Visual Culture (UAH-Madrid).

Daniel Bisig

Posee un Máster y Doctorado en Ciencias Naturales por el Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Trabaja como investigador en el Laboratorio de Inteligencia Artificial del Universidad de Zurich y en el Instituto de Música por Computador y Tecnología Sonora de la Universidad de las Artes de Zurich. Daniel Bisig desarrolla una intensa actividad como artista en disciplinas como animación por computador, video experimental y “software art”, y ha realizado numerosos trabajos interactivos, tanto instalaciones como en el ámbito de las artes escénicas realizando entornos visuales interactivos que responden a tiempo real. En este sentido ha colaborado en numerosas ocasiones con coreógrafos como Jiri Kylian o Pablo Ventura.


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