Manus Tremens

Music: Steven Kemper
Dance: Aurie Hsu
Live Visuals: CandyStations

Live performance at the 2019 Fata Morgana festival at the Eskenazi Fine Arts Center at IUPUI.

Manus Tremens (2019) is a structured improvisation for toy harp, vibration motors, live processing, and dancer. The title is Latin for “trembling hands,” and refers to the vibration motors that the performer uses to actuate the toy harp. Custom-designed hardware allows the performer to control the speed of the vibration motors by adjusting the amount of light that shines on photoresistors, thus altering the intensity of the motors’ vibration.

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