Kuuki no Sukima – Instructions/Illustrations

Probably the most common reaction from the audience after the performance of Kuuki no Sukima was: What did the conductor do with the glove?

These reactions were exactly the reactions that I was hoping for since they proved to me that I had succeeded one of my primary goals. Throughout the entire development and research process, my main goal was to expand the conductor’s ability to control the electronics, as “natural” as possible, without any extra-musical gestures or other show-off gimmicks.

I will now take a closer look under the hood an illustrate what the conductor is doing in the first three minutes of the piece.  It might be surprising to you how busy the conductor is conducting the electronics (the computer) during these opening minutes.

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