Three clips from Whack-a-Mole performance at Cowles Center for Dance June 2013

Here are three excerpts from Whack-a-Mole. This is archival footage and I’ll post new clips (i.e. better quality) when they are available. Enjoy!

Music from all three of these excerpts use some form of time-stretching sound samples, a technique where you literally stretch out a sound without affecting its pitch. When done with a vocal sample this leads to all sorts of interesting nuances in the human voice. For example, what was once a friendly little snippet from a folk song in ‘Saelame’ takes on a much darker and brooding character in the final piece.