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.
OneBeat 2014 Film
In October 2014, the groundbreaking music diplomacy project OneBeat brought 25 musicians from 17 countries around the world to the U.S. for a month of collaboration. 2014’s OneBeat program began with a two-week residency at the Montalvo Arts Center in the Bay Area followed by a two-week tour to Los Angeles, Arizona, and New Mexico. In each of these locations OneBeat musicians spent several days performing, leading youth workshops, and facilitating public music-making events. OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. Events OneBeat SF – October 15th, 2014 San Francisco, CA 2 – 5pm / Pop-up performances in iconic spaces around the city / Free 7-11pm / Public Works / $10 suggested donation | Invitation Found Sound Nation and the Global Lives Project present OneBeat SF, a music-media event featuring 20+ artists and musicians mixing melodies, vocals […]