Cam j@zz is a genre of music that combines the tactility and intuitiveness of analog user interfaces and a post-digital perspective on video chats. Each member of the band is at home, in front of their video camera and sees both the other band members and themselves on the screen. There is a thin layer between input and output, the control surface of the instrument. members are not touching each other, neither the device. This kind of music invites you to dance, the dance creates the music by itself. The instruments don’t want to be in sync, neither are the people.
There is still a charm of the lost. In communication via digital channels, but also in communication with devices. I have tried to project the functions and properties of analog instruments and controllers onto a simple video surface, leaving the distance between touching and hearing short. I have tried my hand at being a digital instrument maker, but shifted the focus away from synthesis towards the user interface. An integral part of the project was the encounter between interpreter and instrument in dance and movement. Objects that are easy to use are also perceived and played in a highly individual manner. the final concert was made available as a stream as part of the digital arts contribution for the Angewandte festival 2020.