Lucky Dragons – the Los Angeles-based experimental music group led by Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara – are headed into EMPAC at RPI in Troy for a performance of their work “Actual Reality” on Wednesday evening.
It’s an audience interactive performance piece that combines both audio and visual input built around the results of an archive of Internet searches for the phrase “actual reality.”
The acoustic sounds of musicians (and the audience) are analyzed and re-synthesized in real-time and then presented back for reply, creating a call-and-response. Along with the “real” performance, collected source material — video and audio from previous performances, rehearsals and incidental audio — is processed and layered on top, creating an endless loop of what is and what has been.
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Read K.D. Norris’ interview with Lucky Dragons about “Actual Reality” at The Bennington Banner.