Feedback Cell is the experimental luthiary and performance project of Chris Kiefer and Alice Eldridge. Performance experiments in different contexts inspire the ongoing evolution of hybrid, hacked feedback cellos that are fitted with sensors and transducers, turning them into interactive, self-resonating feedback systems. The feedback cello is thoroughly lively; playing is a process of negotiating dynamic resonant forces rather than actuating and controlling more or less passive strings.
In this durational performance, a further degree of uncontrol is introduced by mixing live audio feeds from around the site into the feedback pathway. The expanded time and space gives a chance to sink into deeply intuitive, meditative states that playing with this assemblage of space-place-human-digital-electronic-instrument inspires and enjoins. Spectral drones both sweet and brutal are emitted.