Lucky Dragons: Actual Reality (excerpt)
Actual Reality is a new release from FMA heroes Lucky Dragons. The duo of Luke Fishbeck and Sara Rara was recently declared the world's most wired musician by Wired Magazine. And for good reason! Lucky Dragons' interactive works like "Make a Baby" turn human contact into digitally-processed sound. "Actual Reality" draws inspiration from a daily google alert of that very phrase in context: "it is a candid and democratic view of the internet" explains the framing paper at luckydragons.org.
Lucky Dragons also present "Actual Reality" as a live performance. Here, the google search for "actual reality" is used as source material. The raw data is used to process the real-time acoustic sounds of live musicians (and the audience), which are re-synthesized for a cyclic call and response. The piece evolves into an endless loop of audio that also incorporates source material from previous performances of "Actual Reality."
Get the full album at Bandcamp.
Read more at LuckyDragons.org.
Watch a video of "Actual Reality."