A Need to be Free


This piece began as an exploration in instrument interface design for the Kinect, a motion sensing input device for the Xbox entertainment system. Unsatisfied with the invisible nature of the Kinect interface on its own, I wanted to make something more tactile and physically responsive. The resulting flexible fabric screen brought a sense of restraint and confinement. The sounds produced by the performer’s actions of stretching and prodding the fabric interface embody this feeling, a need to be free.