Pure Research number nine was led by Cathy Nosaty, Laurel MacDonald and Philip Strong at Glen Morris Studio at the University of Toronto in Toronto, on December 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2006.
Topic of research and goals: Experiment with Ableton Live, a multi-track audio recording software that offers several possibilities for immediate manipulation and playback.
General inquiries: How could Ableton Live software be used in a theatrical performance to ´collect´ voices and sounds from the audience and use them in the performance?; How might one collect sounds from an audience in a theatrical way with minimum of instruction?; How might artists from various disciplines use Ableton Live in different ways that might occur to musicians?; Can the physical steps required to use the software be extended to physical movement, sound creation and storytelling on stage?
Lead researcher: Cathy Nosaty, Laurel MacDonald and Philip Strong.
Participating artists: Yvonne Ng, Christopher House, Martin Julien, Lee Pui Ming Jessica Glandfield and a group of University of Toronto graduate students.
Nightswimming: Brian Quirt, and Naomi Campbell.