The Immersive Musician (2018)
The Immersive Musician invites the viewer to step into a space created by 45 beach towels donated by the local community. The viewer is met by a scenic swimming video and piece of music created by Imperfect Orchestra. Each phrase in the composition is inspired by the personalities of local wild swimmers. Encouraged to try out their technique, the viewer becomes a wild swimmer. Their movements trigger digital software which plays percussive sounds, punctuating the already existing soundtrack. Here the viewer not only becomes a swimmer, but also a conductor. As they change the speed and technique of their swim the viewer is able to create their own version of the composition.