VISUAL COMPOSER 2
Immersive Performance by WILLPOWER LIFEFORCE
at the Lehman Theatre, Miami Dade College — Florida
I (WILLPOWER LIFEFORCE) perform my music with my interactive stage design animations.
It is best to experience it live.
Since the visuals react to my movements and music in real-time, each performance is different.
Performing in a theater allows me to use its size in order to take people to a new dimension. What is important is the sense of scale.
I do this performance to bring people to my world, called ‘WILLPOWER PLANET’. It is a place of magic and wonder where everything is possible. It is a place where all beings are free. They don’t have to do a job they don’t like to make money in order to feed their family or show off to others. It is a planet of abundance where everyone has everything they need. We live in harmony with ourselves, the planet, the plants, the animals, the insects... All humans are in a high vibration and a high consciousness state beyond the ego. There is no racism, classism, sexism, and all the other ‘isms’ dividing us on earth.
Welcome to a new world.
Since the animation is controlled by my fingers, it becomes a part of me… It is an extension of my body.
I write my own software to generate these animations using a Leap Motion sensor which detects the movement of my fingers. The movement of my fingers control the projected animation.
The sound also affects the visuals, which reacts to the music played.
You can listen to it here below.
I use Ableton Live with an M-Audio condenser Microphone & a USB Keyboard, plus the keys of my MacBook Pro to make music.
For this Immersive Performance, I am using an instrumental. I am also a recording artist.
I make music, write the lyrics, record my own vocals, mix and master my albums.
When you come to ‘WILLPOWER PLANET’, you are not there physically, you are there through your consciousness.
Everything the brain sees, it perceives as reality. Dreams are reality. Thoughts trigger emotions based on our perception… We feel these emotions throughout our being… Happiness, sadness, excitement, depression, fear, joy, are felt physically via our mental interpretations.
I fully create the visuals and the music.
I do this to give you a full experience coming from one person instead of a whole team.
I have a vision and put it together by playing all the roles: Performer, Music Producer, Programmer, Visual Artist, Set Designer, and more.
My objective is to break the mental barriers many have, thinking that a person should specialize in solely one discipline…
No one limits us but ourselves.
I create to give you a spherical 4 dimensional experience of my Art.
To make the interactive animation, I write an App in Processing (Open Source Programming Language based on Java). I am self-taught in programming and I truly love it. I am always teaching myself more as it is an amazing field of infinite possibilities. When you can code and have ideas, you can bring them to life.
My hands are controlling the visuals by being waved in the air.
It is not a choreography.
It is not a rendered animation.
It is all in real time…
Each performance is unique… In other words, never exactly the same.
The visual is a symmetric animation within an animation, which makes it a bit more challenging to control, making it even more fun.
Thank you for checking out my work.