PERFORM WITHOUT BOUNDARIES!
Challenge traditional performance in a plexiglass Tutu or Body Suit audio system and voice altering 'W.A.V.E Glove'
Performing in my electric tutu that amplifies sound via four built-in speakers and the other technology, I am able to produce and effect sound and lights with movement, creating my choreographed SoundPlays. With prepared and improvised musical composition, unrelated lyrics, random triggered visual images and lights each Audio Tutu performance is unique and unrepeatable. Using instruments, computers, samplers, wireless microphones, I am untethered and the world is my stage! The ability to perform in and out of doors, in unexpected spaces is inspiring and exciting.
A New Design For Living
Seeking new territory to explore and becoming the first woman of color to perform in an 'unexpected genre'; Nona's UNTETHERED multimedia performances in her ‘Audio Tutu’, Audio Corset/Bodysuit, or W.A.V.E. Glove (3 wearable audio systems: a Plexiglass skirt with built-in speakers, an audio bustier with push controllers and triggers, and a glove with bend sensors to control vocal effects) was the answer. The Audio Tutu, Audio Bodysuit and W.A.V.E. Glove give Nona the ability to perform and sing whenever and wherever; indoors, outdoors, roof tops, city streets, parks, unimagined places, remotely triggering vocals and visual effects. Closely related to the Performance Art of others like Laurie Anderson or Imogene Heap, Nona, the Afro-futurist and long time Sci-Fi enthusiast and embracer of technology has ventured into another musical world.
An AMBASSADOR FOR ARTISTRY IN MUSIC at BERLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC since 2012
Nona works with staff and students in the Music Ensemble, Music Theatre, Electronic Production and Design Departments one-on-one to develop their creative technological talents.
Eight laptops, two dozen plus musicians, and three hours of genre-defying music in Nona Hendryx's REWIRED.
Read more on Nona Hendryx's performance of Re-Wired with the students of Berklee College of Music.
Check out this interview from Spirit & Flesh Magazine on how Nona Hendryx is helping to advance future artists through technology.
Nona Hendryx & Nick Cave collaborate on THE SOUND OF DREAMING
What is an AUDIO TUTU?
"It’s this plexiglass skirt with an iPod, iPad, speakers and sound processing controls built in. And with it, she performed two songs– “Skindiver” and “Higher Purpose,” the haunting ballad that’s on the soundtrack to Showtime’s Sleeper Cell." - Rob Fields, Bold As Love Magazine