NIME: Performance Inspiration
Here's a short clip from a performance by Pelt, an Eastern-inspired drone band that includes guitarist Jack Rose. Here are some of the elements of their performance style that I enjoy:
- Small, careful, deliberate movement
- ... but there's still a lot of noise!
- Certain processes (such as the ringing bowls) are set into motion and left to operate on their own
- Gestures and patterns shift in and out of synch, defying a figure/ground distinction but sometimes emerging as a discernable unity (this could be planned or unplanned)