Electric Air-Jam

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Electric Air-Jam

Written by

Zach Settel



Electric Air-Jam puts a soloist in the middle of an air-supplied sound field. The sounds come from robotic musical instruments fitted with microphones and a digital-signal treatment device. Both the instruments and the device are controlled by the soloist via a motion-capture system. This system allows the soloist to perform his or her own interpretation of a version of this piece written for Totem’s electro-mechanical platform.