for live piano trio & two virtual piano trios on tape and video
Instrumentation: vln, cello, pno, video
Duration: c. 5 min
First performed in May 2012 by Ensemble Plus-Minus at City University London. Second performance in May 2013 by Ensemble Plus-Minus as part of the ‘Digital Shoreditch’ Festival.
Playing live musicians off their virtual counterparts, Motor Function offers a wild mix of concert experience, music video, and live multimedia. Combining Latin rhythms, jazz harmonies, and rock aesthetics with classical and contemporary sounds, the stage trio and the virtual musicians throw motives and scale runs back and forth, blurring the line between reality and virtual reality. See a video of the performance here.