To be shackled is to be tethered, restricted, to have limited freedom of movement. To be shackled to another performer as La Berge and van Heumen are in this live electronic music means that forwards, backwards or sideways progress cannot be made without playful negotiation, some tussle and perhaps an uncomfortable consensus. Shackle are bound via messages that are sent to each other's electronics and tell them what to do next: they are obliged to recognise these commands, and this provides a trajectory for the music that, whilst made in the moment, is coerced into being through the friction that their bonds create...
|Type||Liner / Programme notes|
|Number of pages||2|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2012|