Peter Baden | Interactive concert: Kinetic Space
Peter Baden has for the past twenty years worked with kids and youth through music and new technology. He has toured across the globe with a numerous artists, produced records, made art installations and composed music for film and theater. In his work with kids and youth, he has created the concept Rhythms from Space – an interactive concert performance involving two drum-o-nauts on a dangerous mission through space. The audience are invited to take part in the performance by using drums, Wii-controllers, iPhones and iPads to control laser beams, soundwaves and visuals. As a result of Baden's wish to involve the audience in his performances, he uses Kinect technology – a camera that recognizes and registers movements in 3D. By collecting data from the movements of the audience, their bodies can be used to manipulate microphones and sound, visual 3D models, video and the before mentioned laser beams in a scenic context. On Boost, Baden will talk about and explain this concept and show us how it works in practice. Perhaps you too will find yourself gasping for air while waving your arms to control laser beams? Time will tell.