Huadan's Whisper

Huadan’s Whisper is an interactive composition for Leap Motion, custom software created in Max, and Kyma. The main sound materials are audio recordings of bells, the Chinese instrument Pipa, and a singing phrase from Huadan, a female role in Chinese opera. By physically engaging the invisible performance area provided by the Leap Motion, position data of the two hands are sent to Kyma to control its sound-producing algorithms, the performer is able to control musical parameters of the audio recordings in real time. The interactive composition encourages the audience to travel through multiple musical sonic worlds.