This area used to be dangerous. Gun fights, stampedes, thunderstorms. Tornados. Riots. You can walk the perimeter of the old building, hearing the sounds of the past, and maybe the sounds of the present?

Hell’s Half Acre is best accessed from the southwest corner of the Fort Worth TX Convention Center. ¬†On your smartphone. With a data connection. And earbuds.

Push The Button is a sound art collective founded by Brad Berridge, Davin Huston, and Vincent Olivieri. Push The Button creates sound art pieces that engage the audience as a participant and performer within the larger context of the work. Rather than limit the audience to the literal role of listening, Berridge, Huston, and Olivieri seek to blur the line between artist and audience, performer and performed-to. Push The Button uses new technology to increase the corporeal engagement with the art.

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A dancer. Holding sensors. Controls sound. The sounds of pencils, of typewriters, scribbling and clicking. The dancer controls the sound, responds to the sound. Sounds become repetitive, repetition becomes rhythm, rhythm becomes musical. Writing as composing as creation. The dancer controls the sound, but the sound influences the dancer. Scribbles turn into letters, letter into words, words into sentences, sentences into performance.

Push The Button is a sound art collective founded by Brad Berridge, Davin Huston, and Vincent Olivieri. Push The Button creates sound art pieces that engage the audience as a participant and performer within the larger context of the work. Rather than limit the audience to the literal role of listening, Berridge, Huston, and Olivieri seek to blur the line between artist and audience, performer and performed-to. Push The Button uses new technology to increase the corporeal engagement with the art.

 

Click here to check out a video of the piece.

A room. Interior. A phalanx of loudspeakers creates the aural image of an urban park. Traffic. Children. Birds. Bikes. Guests control the environment with handheld devices, sharing in the creation of the environment. A sun and a moon indicate time of day. Time of day affects sound. An exploration into crowd-sourcing control of a sonic environment.

Push The Button is a sound art collective founded by Brad Berridge, Davin Huston, and Vincent Olivieri. Push The Button creates sound art pieces that engage the audience as a participant and performer within the larger context of the work. Rather than limit the audience to the literal role of listening, Berridge, Huston, and Olivieri seek to blur the line between artist and audience, performer and performed-to. Push The Button uses new technology to increase the corporeal engagement with the art.

 

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In three acts. A camera. A dancer. The camera tracks the dancer. Body movements translate into changes in the sound. Changes in volume. In pitch. In speed. Sounds are triggered. Sounds are cut. The dancer controls the sound, and the sound propels the dancer. A meditation into creativity, creation.

Push The Button is a sound art collective founded by Brad Berridge, Davin Huston, and Vincent Olivieri. Push The Button creates sound art pieces that engage the audience as a participant and performer within the larger context of the work. Rather than limit the audience to the literal role of listening, Berridge, Huston, and Olivieri seek to blur the line between artist and audience, performer and performed-to. Push The Button uses new technology to increase the corporeal engagement with the art.

 
Click here to check out a video of the piece.

Brad Berridge and Vincent Olivieri are THE NIGHT I FOUND OUT I WAS ADOPTED, an experimental improvisatory duo performing entirely on mobile computing devices.

 
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