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'Hack: the Quartet' was a two day event held at Watershed as part of Bristol Proms 2013, bringing together technologists, artists, makers and cla… Read More
'Hack: the Quartet' was a two day event held at Watershed as part of Bristol Proms 2013, bringing together technologists, artists, makers and classical musicians to experiment, collaborate and forge new approaches and ideas. These in turn could form the basis for innovative performances, interaction designs or an audience experience. Read Less
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Hack: the Quartet was a two day event, produced as part of #Bristol Proms 2013. It brought together classical musicians, artists, technologists, interaction designers and makers. The aim of the hack was to experiment quickly, with new technologies, exploring how these could be used to develop a new approach to performance and engagement with chamber music. The outcomes from the Hack were presented and discussed at a Showcase event at the Bristol Old Vic Studio. 
 
My own experimentation from the Hack is recorded below. This involved inserting a lipstick video camera into the end of a violin, where the tailpiece is normlly held in place by the end pin. As well as taking photographs from this unusual perspective and gaining an interior view of the belly of the instrument, a violinist from the quartet played the hacked instrument, while I recorded film footage from the lipstick camera, and projected this during the performance.  
 
Read more about Hack: the Quartet here: http://www.watershed.co.uk/dshed/hack-quartet