origin: french vernacular
definition: to engage
Computer Programmer: Cody Kauhl
Choreographer: Simone DeLozier
Dancers: Caroline Fogg and Kelsey Crawford
“Enclencher” utilizes motion and color tracking (built in Max 6) to capture improvised or choreographed movements from the webcams of two Apple laptops. These computers process the data and send the information through a wireless link to another computer that uses this data to generate sequences of pitch and rhythm based upon a prepared algorithm. The computer-performer then controls other factors of the aural product including timbre, amplitude, and waveform. “Enclencher” was premiered at Taking Tones in Stride, the second annual collaboration between UMKC student composers and choreographers, curated by Cody Kauhl.