Re: In the lecture circuit

jacques.hoepffner (
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 21:56:35 +0100

>Dear dance-tech!
>It looks like we will be doing some lecture/dems and performing in the
>United States in February 99 (perhaps into early March)!
>Perhaps we could stop by where you are and show you what we are up to.
>Specifically, what we can offer is a demonstration in the use of body- worn
>electrodes to control or create music, stage-lighting or other
>MIDI-interface events. These are systems developed by Palindrome which we
>use in a number of performance works as well as workshops (including this
>year at ZKM-Karlsruhe and IDAT99). The form of the demo will in fact be
>something like a workshop, as we prefer to wire-up "volunteers", giving
>students really a first-hand "interactive" experience (we can run 6 muscle
>sets simultaneously). We would also discuss our work using
>camera-computer-interface systems (which we can simulate on a PC -- though
>this system is somewhat difficult to set up in a short of amount of time,
>though not out of the question, were time to permit).
>Since our international travel costs are covered, the cost to you are
>reduced to our domestic travel, a place to sleep, and any honorarium you
>could afford.
>I should maybe mention, that we are planning to build some of the electrode
>which were discussed earlier. We would certainly be happy to see our
>systems put to use by other artists! (Cost will be on the order of one to a
>few hundred dollars, depending upon what exactly it entails: E.g. hearbeat
>sensors and amplifiers, skeletal muscle sensors and amplifiers, MIDI
>converters, etc.).
>If you would like more background to our work, please see my articles in
>Leonardo Magazine (MIT Press, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 385-389), or Dance
>Research Journal (Congress on Research in Dance, No. 30/21, Spring 1998, pp.
>4-10), both of which are available at our website.
>With friendly regards,
>Robert Wechsler
Dear Robert Wechsler
Working in the same field, living in Paris and preparing for february a
performance with a choreographer involving interactivity between movement,
music and image, I would be interested to contact you or, why not, meet you
as to discuss about dance and technology. We are also intersted by your
device. Can you send me more?
Thank you

Jacques Hoepffner, photographe
31, rue de la RŽunion 75020 Paris France
tŽl 33 (0)1 44 93 39 27 fax 33 (0)1 44 93 39 70