Using laptops as musical instruments, South Korea’s Tacit Group is revolutionizing live performance one megabyte at a time. The six-man group uses real-time projection mapping and computer graphics to create compelling soundscapes and stunning visuals. They represent a new breed of composer with a deep sense of play and a virtuosic command of algorithms.
Combining gaming and media art, Tacit Group reinvigorates the Korean written language, Hangul, in one piece, combining live improvisation with the shapes and sounds of the language. As letters are typed, they are projected on a large screen and paired with corresponding electronic sounds. From simple consonants, words and sentences are built into a digital linguistic orchestration.
In another piece called Game Over, the group creates music through live interaction with a Tetris computer game.
The group’s approach to music has proven a wild success in Korea. They’ve performed at major art venues in Korea, including Nam June Paik Art Center, Art Center Nabi and PAMS Choice. In 2011 they came to the attention of international presenters at Denmark’s Aarhus Festival. Tacit’s CSPS engagement is part of the group’s first US tour with additional stops at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
Legion Arts is a Partner in the National Performance Network (NPN). This presentation is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors to the NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; the Ford Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the MetLife Foundation; and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
- BUY TICKETS
- $15 advance | $18 door