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Liminal Lines (2022)
for self-built PVC dress, speaker cables, body movements and electronics

Liminal Lines is the development for the project “Between the Lines”. It is a live electronic music performance by Viola Yip on her self-made wearable instrument and her body movements. It explores a choreography between sound and movements, beyond the traditional notions of techniques and executions.

This wearable instrument, in the form of a dress, is made of various audio cables that allows audio signals to pass through. Her body, when wearing the dress, facilitates a wide range of distances, pressures, and speeds through her body movements. These body-and-instrument interactions devise performative relationships between the instrument and the human body, which allow complex sonorities to emerge and modulate over time.

Performance History:


Second version

16.06.2023 ON-NOEIS Party, ON Neue Musik Köln

03.06.2023 Duo with Noa Evens on saxophone, Splendor Amsterdam

30.05.2023 Duo with Noa Evens on saxophone, LOFT Köln

28.05.2023 Duo with Noa Evens on saxophone, Moers Festival

24.05.2023 Hochschule für Musik Detmold

17.05.2023 Hybrid Music Lab, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden

11.03.2023 Spatial Works and Immersive Music Series, ZIMMT Leipzig

** commission to develop a 32-channel spatial audio for the dress

17.02.2023 Electric Spring, University of Huddersfield, UK

First version

Nov 12, 2022  ARD Hörspieltage 2022, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM), Karlsruhe.

Sept 11, 2022 Yes festival, Uferstudio, Berlin

Nov 03, 2022 Sounding, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

photo by Stephen Harvey, from the performance at Electric Spring, University of Huddersfield.
Feb 17, 2023.


video still from the performance livestream.
ZiMMT in Leipzig. March 11, 2023

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