The second instalment of the video for Rollerchimp and Dean English’s Lit Link presents the full interactive scope of their work. From opening night right through the remainder of the exhibition, visitors of all ages involved and immersed themselves in the performative installation. The sheer variation in people’s reactions almost gave me too much footage to choose from!
Here’s how Rollerchimp describes the work in detail:
“The installation is a compositional abstraction and spatialisation of the information housed in the score of The Ring Cycle. As the audience move and slowly flail their limbs as one would a conductor, separated instrumental elements of the score are activated one note after the other, constructing a non-linear interactive composition that is based on the sonic content of The Ring Cycle. Eventually through enough interaction all sixteen hours worth of musical material can be uncovered across varying instrumental parts at completely different times. The traditional instruments of The Ring Cycle have been sonically reinterpreted by a number of emerging sound designers to create a constantly evolving orchestra with which to perform this non-linear score. Lit Link seeks to deliver the immense amount of musical information involved in the opera in a way that embraces new technologies and their influence over modern day forms of generative composition.”