Your Smartest Choice @ Eclat Festival

Your Smartest Choice is a performance for four musicians, electronics, and an audience with smartphones by Huihui Cheng. The performance was given at the Eclat festival in Stuttgart on February 5, 2017 with members of the 2e2m ensemble.

During the performance, the audience plays games – involving colored balloons – on their smartphones using a web application using a local Wi-Fi network. The games, as well the sounds they produce through the smartphone speakers, follow the participants’ orientation towards the musicians and change with the different parts of the composition. Some of the sounds appearing on the smartphones are controlled by an additional pianist interpreting a part of the score. The result of the game performance of all participants (i.e. the number of points associated to the balloons of different colors and to the four instruments) seem to determine the end of the performance.