Audiovisual performance that explores interaction between improvised music and visualisations. The music aesthetic stems from interaction between acoustic instruments like saxophone, drums or trumpet and keyboard with electronic modular hardware synthesizers creating a powerful blend of acoustic and electronic sounds. This is structured by a visual narrative, that the musicians respond to and vice versa (the visuals are patched to react to the sound). This represents interaction of human feel with technology. Acoustic contemporary jazz improvisation is collided with glitchy electronic rhythms and ambient guitar riffs. Sounds are processed and sampled live with effects that emphasize performers’ idiosyncrasies. There are loop based, carefully designed to micro level grooves that drive the performance. Unpredictable arrangements of the pieces make it unique and on the edge of commercial and contemporary music – not falling into any of the mainstream genres. Pieces range from atmospheric, laid back, almost lounge tracks to heavy beat based tracks with dense textures.
Audio reactive visuals inspired by the music are being controlled live with custom-made software. Each piece of the set has dedicated visual elements acting as short music videos. Because of the improvised nature of the music and the specially designed interactive visual software, every performance is unique to the audience. But because of the constraints on the material, it has an exciting, unique idiom.
Space F!ght performed audiovisual immersive performances using 4 screens and 32 speakers, 3D mapping performances with custom made modular sculptures acting as scenography/projection screens and most recently using lasers. These used during the shows emphasise the 3D effect of visualisations.
Space F!ght is a collective of musicians and was announced ambassadors of Northern Jazz scene in UK (2013/14) and received Emerging Excellence Award 2014. Performed at London Jazz Festival 2019, Kernel Festival 2012 (Italy), MIRA Festival, 2014 (Spain), Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014 (UK), Kings Place, London, Culturenight 2011, CFCP (Dublin) and is frequently touring in UK. Space F!ght showcased the pieces on Tychy Mapping Festiwal 2012 (Poland) and did music and sound design for Jakub Hader’s installation at WRO Biennale, Poland 2013. Collaborated with NASA and Stockholm Environment Institute in project focused on spatial sound, data sonification and visualisation.
Space F!ght was featured in international press and media for example in Create Digital Music, Jazz Shaped, MATRIXSYNTH, All About Jazz, Jazz North, Sound and Music, Wschód Kultury, BBC Radio 3 and Slate the Disco.