Spiropoulos GSG, Georgaki AGA. Virtual masks in the masks in the BACCHAE by Georgia Spiropoulos. 2010.
Abstract:aspects on the interactive masks created
by the composer Georgia Spiropoulos
for the needs of the opera Les
Bacchantes (Ircam, 2010). Bacchae is
an opera for a single performer, tape
and live electronics where the voice of
the performer interprets four different
roles with the interactive environment
in Max/Msp. The virtual masks as a
metaphor of Euripide’s dramatic
personae and masks1 of the same actor.
Are used as virtual scores which
register the vocal trace of the performer
and give further vocal agility,
extensibility, mutation, multiplication
and augmented vocality.