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Quantum Canticorum (2013-14)

automatic music for dancers and musicians

Quantum Canticorum (Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona (MACBA), June 2014) from Richard Hoadley on Vimeo.

Quantum Canticorum at the Mumford Theatre, April 2014

Quantum Canticorum from Richard Hoadley on Vimeo.

Quantum Canticorum is my contribution to the music and dance piece Quantum².

Quantum Canticorum is an Interdisciplinary performance in which dance and music interact using body tracking technologies and bespoke sensing environments to expand our understandings of the interrelationship between the body, its environment and expression, between science and art, culture and nature. Dance is converted into data which are then used to trigger and modulate expressive algorithms which generate in real-time both audio and music notation - also performed live.

Although the piece is generated live each time it is performed, its duration remains approximately 10 minutes.

This event is led by composer Richard Hoadley and Turning Worlds Dance Company, choreographer Jane Turner. It is a part of the Quantum² project which is supported by Arts Council England. Music: Richard Hoadley Dance: Jane Turner

Related to the automatic, algorithmic and live notation compositions Three Streams,The Fluxus Tree, Fluxus and Calder's Violin.

The piece is primarily composed in the music programming environment, SuperCollider.

This piece uses the software INScore and Guido significantly, both currently being developed by the Grame Computer Music Research Lab.
- More information on INScore.
- More information on Guido.

Related videos

Three Streams is an early version of Quantum Canticorum





Papers involving Three Streams

None at present.

Other video and audio examples

None at present.

fluxus tree