BeING LIGHTENED-BING SHEN GRAD PIANO RECITAL
2011, Manhattan School of Music, NYC

Bing Shen's master of music graduate recital incorperates reactive media designed by Yan Da and choreography/dance by Anne Goldberg.


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The Dove, 2011

Graphical notation system reactive to live music. Each note of the piece was stored in a midi file, through a system of max/msp and processing, each note is triggered by a media performer in tune with the live piano performance. The visual appearance including number, position, color intensity, scale and rhythm responds to the actual note.


credit:
Olivier Messiaen - Preludes No.1" La Colombe" (The Dove), 1928
Bing Shen, piano
Yan Da, reactive media




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DREAM IMAGES (GEMINI), 2011

Live fluid system reacting to music. The position, scale, intensity of the ripples listen to various properties of sound. The texture of fluid material could be switched in realtime in tune with the musical context.


credit:
GEORGE CRUMB - MAKROKOSMOS IPART III: XI. DREAM IMAGES (GEMINI), 1972
BING SHEN, piano
YAN DA, reactive media




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Adagio, 2011

The premiere of composer Juan Calderon with photography taken from the composer himself and Yan Da. The system adopts the fluid concept used in Dream Images, to reflect a drifting sense of darkness.


credit:
JUAN CALDERON - ADA, 2011
Bing Shen, piano
Yan Da, reactive media
Yan/Juan, photography




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Humuresk, 2011

A digital double capturing live gesture of the pianist and a pre-recorded improvised dance footage, making a dialogue between the performer, dancer and composer across time and space.

The Live gesture capture and title system. Based on my MFA thesis-"Across" system which transform live gestures into interconnected "aura" imagery, the digital gesture reacts to the performer's motion and music.
For technical details, please visit this link
darajan2.com/​risd/​+/​av_acrossMFA.html


credit:
ROBERT SCHUMANN - HUMORESKE IN B FLAT MAJOR, OP. 20, 1838
Bing Shen, piano
Yan Da, reactive media
Anne Goldberg, choreography/dance




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Etude No.1, 2011

Sonic driven particle system.


credit:
CLAUDE DEBUSSY - ETUDES BOOK I: NO.1 “POUR LES CINQ DOIGTS” FOR THE FIVE FINGERS, 1915
Bing Shen, piano
Yan Da, reactive media




 
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BeING LIGHTENED
venue: Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music
date: 2011-04-24