Jacqueries

Jacob Niedzwiecki’s site specific piece just opened.
It runs on iPhones, with video and sound cued up on an app built by Jacob. The piece is pretty cool, there are 4 streams for the audience to follow through each with a separate audio track and another 7 audio streams with cues for each of the dancers. Figuring out the timings and calls has kept me up for a while, but its really worth it when the piece comes through.
Here’s the music for the protest scene.

The section ended up being cut in the show, but it was really cool working on it. For a section towards the end, 8 bars of material had 7 different click tracks at different polyrythymn’s, 8/16, 10/16, 12/16… with each dancer getting a different click track on their own iPhone track so that they could do the same movement out of phase but still in sync. There are bits where all the rythmn’s play over each other, like the first 4 bars as well as a few quotes of Mini the Moocher thrown in.