1982 – MYTHS OF ESCAPE is a dance theatre work being created by dancer [Mirenka Cechova
], computer musician/software designer William Brent and ‘cellist NJ Snider. It connects physical movement, acoustic sound, computer-generated sound, and live video manipulation.
Movement is captured in real time, projected onto screens, and controlled by the ‘cellist to create a visual answer to the music. These dual elements of the corporeal (live) and the phantom (recorded) combine to traverse the nebulous territory between the conscious and the unconscious, memory and the present, light, dark, humor and seriousness. See a video the demonstrates the basic elements of the cello-video mapping software [here