We are delighted to announce that the Swansea Laptop Orchestra have been awarded a residency with National Theatre Wales. Swansea Laptop Orchestra seek to explore new means of performance and composition through the concept of being untethered.
Untethered is the research and development of an electronic opera, through the use of wireless technologies that track the gestural movements of the performers.
The data provided from this tracking will allow Swansea Laptop Orchestra to create new digital instruments, develop their existing software and hardware technologies and expand their practices in performance art.
"A laptop orchestra by nature is inter-disciplinary. Our practices cross different music and performance boundaries. We are very excited to be working with National Theatre Wales and to have their support in developing our practices in performance art and moving us from a 2D to a 3D space." - Dr Jenn Kirby, Director of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra and Lecturer in Music at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
"Located Residencies are unique opportunities to spend research and development time looking at new ideas for performance, that are embedded in a location or community. This is an opportunity to conceive your own residency where you can push your artistic practice, whilst exploring the unique features that make up the nation." - National Theatre Wales