This performance of Barbra Streisand’s 1973 hit single, “The Way We Were”, pairs a play on the word “memories” with a unique combination of real-time image and sound processing tools to evoke nostalgia for outmoded technologies. The image is processed by re-scanning a replica of the historic Paik/Abe “Wobbulator”, built by Jason Bernagozzi. Panzarino’s voice is processed by “The Nipulator 2.0”, a custom-built, wireless performance tool created by the artist that utilizes hardware potentiometers (or knobs), a DJ Hero microcontroller, and a Max/MSP software patch.
This film arose from the idea of flapping wings. The recordings were made with the baritone saxophonist Ida Toninato in an immense desertic and reverberant space at night. The birds were recorded mid-flight.