Manjunan Gnanaratnam

Outside of dance, in other artistic contexts, many aspects of my practice as a musician and technologist in dance contexts, would be considered as invisible, yes, however, 21st century dance, in the early stages of a symbiosis encompassing its inherent multidisciplinary identity, based on its rigorous 20th century collaborative investigations rooted in movement vocabulary and somatics, expects it. Here, the details of my tools and processes, in music and technology/computation are mostly irrelevant, but my scope of abilities, possibilities and investigations, with said tools and processes, in 21st century dance contexts, are expected in all facets of dance… beyond situational collaborations to a seamless symbiosis…to the ritual of a singularity……from the ancient to the new……..the gaia…


Image 1: Movement and Sound: 20th century developments & 21st century directions-  Macro-cycles of complex affect/effect through movement vocabulary and micro-cycles of limited affect/effect through choreography.

Image 2: Movement and Sound: 20th century developments & 21st century directions-  Macro-cycles of complex affect/effect through movement vocabulary and micro-cycles of limited affect/effect through choreography.

Image 3. “Unprepared Piano” – A Sound and Movement collaboration based on movement vocabulary.

“Barker Sessions” 2004-2007 – On movement, sound, computing and optimum creative dialog phenomenon in sound and movement improvisations.

Design of Technology/computation environment for Choreographer Vaness Voskuil’s “SHIFT” 2012. – https://www.vanessavoskuil.com/shift

Manjunan Gnanaratnam

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