DARK FULL RIDE
real time resposive animation in live performance


Dark Full Ride is a composition for four drum sets by Julia Wolfe. Part one of the composition makes use of only high hats and cymbals. I created a responsive animation driven by the audio feeds from four microphones, one for each player.

With metal as a theme, paper clips, thumb tacks, staples, scissors, knifes, forks, keys, and finally the cymbals themselves are launched into the air as the drummers strike their instruments, the variations being driven by the amplitude and velocity of the playing, and as the composition progresses over time.

Dark Full Ride was performed by members of the OSU Percussion Ensemble at the Capitol Theater in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the Drums Downtown performance on February 18 & 19, 2011.

Additional credits to be added soon.