Movement and Sound

The BAIT pressure-sensitive floors have sensors which respond to movement, allowing anyone to create sound and music via movement. They are made as part-replicas of Vernus floors, originally designed for the Australian pioneering dancer Philippa Cullen  (1972). In 2015, this instrument designed and submitted along with a SuperCollider-based synthesiser as a part of an Honours Degree of a Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts). The material and development is collected in the thesis.

The video of the first live performance, featuring dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre, can be found here.

The floors were a part of a collaborative performance in 2018 at the Nexus Arts Centre  with Parvyn Singh, Rachel Johnston and Erkki Veltheim.