Kafka-esque

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A new version of a piece I have been working on as part of my PhD studies. I am exploring how, as a  singer-songwriter, I can collaborate with computers in the composition and performance. For this piece, I decided to get a little extreme and rather sing a lyric, I thought I could type it.

The action of typing a Franz Kafka quote controls rhythm, melody, sample playback and video, which in turn also influences the sounds of the synths. The quote resonates with the piece – the keyboard allows us to both withdraw and connect with the outside world. Watch on Youtube or Vimeo. Thanks to Toby Tomlins (video footage) and Darren Washington (photography).