Anton Maskeliade (Russia 2012) is one the forefront of musicians who are using gesture control technology (think Playstation Kinect but artsy) to perform live electronic music. Recently named one of the Featured Artists on Ableton’s website, he is briefly interviewed on how he uses a LEAP Motion device combined with a few other devices to create sick beats on the fly. Anton also uses this technology to manipulate visuals in his performances, often linking specific visuals to different movements to create a complete show using the movement of his body.
Fellow-to-Fellow: Dahlak Brathwaite x Kyla Rose Smith
Dahlak Brathwaite (OneBeat 2014) is a hip hop artist using his abilities as a musician, actor, poet and educator within the transformational space of the theater. Kyla-Rose Smith (OneBeat 2014) is a Brooklyn/Cape Town-based violinist and organizer and a long-time member of legendary South African band Freshly Ground. Fellow-to-Fellow is an ongoing interview series featuring in-depth discussions between OneBeat alumni. *This interview was transcribed from audio. . Kyla-Rose Smith: Hi Dahlak! Dahlak Brathwaite: Are we on? KRS: We’re on! So why do you think it is important for people from different cultures to share an experience through music? DB: I think music gives us the opportunity to communicate sonically without it having to be quite understood. It leaves the potential for interpretation — in the way we are communicating, the gap between interpretation and expression is a little bit smaller. The potential of this process without the limitations of common language I think can be even […]