in collaboration with:
Magdalena Ågren (Trapped in a Loop)
Richard Widerberg (Trapped in a Loop)
Trapped in a Loop is a duo plays improvisational music based on field recording samples and live instrument loops. Magdalena is a trombone player and a singer. She sometimes sings with her famous Mag’s Megaphone. Richard plays guitar and electronics music. He is the brain behind all the loop patches. I had a chance to work with them as they invited me to do a one week residency with them in Göteborg, Sweden, where they are based.
We slowly developed the piece by first trying out modular eTextile sensors on body and playing around with their music composition. Then I decided on the costume design and the placement of the sensor. After the design was fixed, I had to work quick to finish. The photos here shows mostly the one for Mag, but actually I’ve also made a shirt with knit stretch sensors for Richard.
As we were trying out, we had an “awesome” idea of making a hat filled with doll heads. I think this was inspired by a dream Mag had the other day. We got some old dolls that blinks eyes in a second hand shop and made a crazy doll hat to go with the costume.
We end our residency with a small concert with public. Unfortunately the recording of the movie was not in good quality, so I can not show you here… but the best is to listen to them live, always.
If you wonder the sound of the Trapped in a Loop, here is the link to their soundcloud >> https://soundcloud.com/trappedinaloop