Artist researcher, Mary Mainsbridge performs with long-running Sydney-based live electronic audio-visual collective, Deprogram at Vivid Sydney this Friday, May 24. Deprogram and live electronic act, Hoax Trinket join to create an improvised soundtrack for a panoramic video work by Sydney-based artist, J D Young. Their performance features motion-controlled instrument, the Telechord, processed voice, keyboards, electronic drums and bass.
Mainsbridge presents compositions and remixes from her forthcoming release, including new works for the Telechord, which translates whole body movement into string-inspired sonic textures. Interactive visuals depict the form and function of the non-physical instrument, while blending with Young’s colour-saturated video montage. Mainsbridge’s work draws on embodiment research, gesture theory, dance and the digital musical instrument design. It is concerned with developing transformative performance possibilities for electronic producers and musicians that strengthen movement awareness and unique forms of physical expression.
The event is hosted under the Alter Native banner by Flying Nun with Brand X as part of a residency program at East Sydney Community and Arts Centre that promotes multidisciplinary, creative risk-taking. Alter Native showcases independent artists who represent a contemporary counter-culture founded on experimental approaches.