January 21 2020

Gama XV: Piece for Two Speaker Dresses (2016) Pauchi Sasaki

The Speaker Dress (SD) is a wearable sound sculpture with a self-contained amplification system. SD1 was first created in 2014, and in 2016, Sasaki built SD2 inspired by flautist Claire Chase (shown in this video). This project combines disciplines such as technology and coding, sound art, music, fashion, dance, and visual arts (video, light design, sculpture). During her fellowship at the Institute, Pauchi plans to deepen the conceptual foundation of the project, and create a functional notation for SD3 that integrates musical and movement notation with technical cues, using space - and not time - as the unit of the score.

For Flute, Violin, Electronic Live Processing, Vocals and 2 Speaker Dresses

Claire Chase: flutes/vocals/speaker dress

Pauchi Sasaki: violin/electronics/vocals/speaker dress

This video was originally made for Density 2036: part iv (2016)

Photo credit: © Yann Rabanier / Rolex


Pauchi Sasaki


Pauchi Sasaki is a composer, performer, and improviser who recreates intimate subjective landscapes through electro-acoustic sonorities, influenced by improvisational aesthetics and ethnic musical traditions. Her interdisciplinary approach integrates musical composition with the design of multimedia...