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Saturday, May 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Seeing Rhythm, Feeling Sound-Interfacing synths and visuals with drums through Sensory Percussion

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Interfacing synths and visuals with drums through Sensory Percussion. In the same way that there are infinities between any two numbers, an acoustic drum can respond with infinite variation to the human touch. The timbral characteristics of drums are continuous, dimensionally deep, and intimately tied to our musical impulses. In this presentation, Tlacael Esparza, Co-founder of Sunhouse and creator of groundbreaking electronic drum technology Sensory Percussion, will demonstrate how these fundamental characteristics of drums can enable truly expressive and intuitive control for electronic processes. Through demonstration and performances with special guests, we will focus on the synesthetic space between acoustic vibration and video/audio synthesis.

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Program Themes
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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the door opened to radical innovations in performance, creation, and control. These are boundless tools: from the first synthesizers to the... Read More →

Talent
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Tlacael Esparza

Sunhouse
Tlacael is a co-founder of the music tech start-up Sunhouse and inventor of Sensory Percussion, a new system for expressive electronic percussion. Sunhouse uses the latest advances in machine learning, music information retrieval and signal processing to create new tools for musicians that fuse the intuitive control of acoustic instruments with the limitless potential of digital processes. A professional drummer with over fourteen years of experience, Tlacael performs and records with acclaimed artists including Nicolas Jaar, The Dave Harrington Group, ARMS, and Friend Roulette. He holds... Read More →

Partners
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Sunhouse

Sunhouse is a new kind of music tech company founded by three Chicano siblings from Los Angeles: a team of musicians, engineers and designers creating high-tech systems that enable new forms of musical creativity. Sunhouse technology is created with the vision of building systems with musical intelligence; systems that are smart enough to listen to and respond to a... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

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