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.

 

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