‘Cyborg Pianist’ Zubin Kanga is at the forefront of new experimental approaches to combining (classical) music and new technologies. In this concert he premieres Whatever Weighs You Down by composer Neil Luck; a multimedia work for piano, video, electronics, and the MiMU sensor glove, with which Kanga can trigger live electronics and visuals, using techniques that have parallels to the ways audiences with disabilities interact with multimedia. Deaf performance artist Chisato Minamimura, who integrates British Sign Language into her performances, participates on a screen as a parallel performer. Whatever Weighs You Down both disorientates and clarifies by exposing to the audience the slipperiness, truths, and fallacies of multimedia constructions.
Photo: Raphael Neal