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Quetzalcoatl

2019

Installation and interactive multisensory immersive work.

Claude Cadoz and Nicolas Castagné Artists partners at ACROE-ICA, within the framework of the European project EASTN-DC, with the support of the European agency AECEA.

These are the latest results from ACROE that Claude Cadoz bring in concert.

Indeed, the Quetzalcoatl musical composition features all the technologies of ACROE, showing a double haptic system and immersive 3D virtual physical instruments and orchestra
In that piece, Claude Cadoz implements huge physical models of very large instruments, models that exhibit the very difficult issue of non-linearities in the instrumental structures.
These Quetzalcoatl models were designed and built using GENESIS, a software of great complexity and reliability with a human-machine interface for modeling virtual instruments with unmatched functionality, carried by Claude Cadoz Nicolas Castagné.

Finally, it implements force feedback gestural devices that are virtually coupled in order to allow collaborative playing on virtual instruments of great complexity and feeling the gesture of the other.

Part of the piece is created upstream with GENESIS. Another part, consisting of instrumental components extracted from the first part, will be played live, as an accompaniment or as a counterpoint to the first part.

The sound materials involved are of a very diverse nature - percussive, resonant, multi-framed, etc. A particular and original aspect is that these different materials can be felt under the fingers by people involved in performance, who may be in the audience itself.
Quetzalcoatl immerses us, through hearing and seeing, into huge dreamlike universes with names as surprising as "Gongs-Brothers", " Lunar Big-bang ", or "Cosmic-snakes".