Resonance (Physics): The reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighbouring object.
We’re a performance company trying to find a model that’s an adjacent and alternative model to the live performance … Really what we mean is: non-live works, which can have many different forms … The one thing that binds them is that they’re not live performance. They can be enacted without the presence of live bodies in space.
Investigating potential ‘digital resonances’ of live performance has been a primary aim of the Agile Opera Project. Over the course of the project this resonance has been rendered variously: in versions of live performance that possess transportability, tourability, lightness; as ‘digiworks’—‘stand-alone artwork(s) that align with the themes and content of the original performance, but can be viewed, consumed and understood independently of [it]’ ; and as future-performance—something more complex, non-binary, an inter-permeation of live and non-live performance in forms still-emerging.
Through bringing the live into conversation with the nonlive—that relationship increasingly mediated by technology and digital ways and means— a deeper understanding of the nature and character of this field of performance possibility develops.
 Tamara Saulwick, interview with Margaret Trail and Louise Godwin, November 13, 2017, unpublished transcript.
 “Digiworks”, Chamber Made, accessed 8 March, 2019, http://chambermade.org/programs/digiworks/
Photo credit: Pier Carthew