Participatory sound performance/workshop by Lucky Dragons
// 29/01 > Venue: KKB
// Maximum participants: 30
// Admission: 7/5.- € (concessions)
// Registration > email
The "Make A Baby" project is a playful workshop improvisation lasting from one to several hours during which participants’ skin contact gives rise to sounds and abstract animations. Electronic spikes are transmitted via a bundle of cables to individual participants and voltage thereby conducted by the person’s skin. The feedback-loops thus created can then be modulated by contact with other participants and alterations to “the network”. Different skins’ different levels of resistance modify the original signal in different ways. "Make A Baby" challenges participants to overcome social barriers and enables them to experience music directly as a spontaneous community process.
San Francisco based artists and musicians Sarah Rara (Sarah Anderson) and Luke Fischbeck are the primary agents behind the Lucky Dragons. Working together since 2000, the pair has recorded 19 albums under the creative commons license, all available for free download. Lucky Dragons are known for unorthodox distribution methods, such as "reverse shoplifting" used for 2003’s Hawks and Sparrows album. Lucky Dragons embodies the optimistic vision and experimental ease of Californian counter-culture: trance-like, psychedelic pieces in bright tonal hues with complex hypnotically honking rhythms, paired with fine melodies and organic analogue sounds. Lucky Dragons’ sister projects include Sumi Ink Club and Glaciers of Nice.