david bithell
experimental music theater

  YesNo   (2010)
   for solo theatrical performer,
   live motion tracking system,
   interactive sonic environment,
   and computer controlled spotlight

recorded February 22, 2010
description:   I continue to be interested in the many ways that gestures (physical, facial, sonic, social) inform our awareness of the world around us. Without relying on verbal language, a shrug, a sigh, a grimace or nod can speak volumes. We all know this. YesNo takes this as its starting point - a set of gestures that link sight and sound in their own private little conspiracy. My main job as a composer/performer is tampering with the evidence.
The work makes use of a live video-based motion tracking system that drives an interactive sonic environment and a computer controlled spotlight.

The work was premiered as a part of "A Theater of Sound: Intermedia Performance Works by David Bithell" at the Dallas Museum of Art on February 19, 2010.
  • Centerpieces - Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater - University of North Texas - Denton, TX - February 22, 2010
  • "A Theater of Sound: Intermedia Performance Works by David Bithell"  - Dallas Museum of Art - Dallas, TX - February 19, 2010 (premiere)
duration: 10 minutes