Cabin Fever PROTOTYPE is a working prototype project composed for an ensemble of voices, domestic sounds and Zoom. Every hour during the online performance singers softly share a real pandemic dream collected from researchers around the world. We hear a new language each hour and are led on a journey through 24 of the world’s time zones visiting dreamers as they sleep. Cabin Fever PROTOTYPE explores the sonic potential of the virtual space, creatively playing with the latency and parameters of the technology. Singers’ voices hover at the edge of distortion, as familiar noises from our homes join in the performance.

Cabin Fever PROTOTYPE is a collaboration with Counterpoint, the creative studio of Samuel Diggins and Tero Parviainan. The familiar Zoom grid has been replaced with a 24 hour, generative, digital mosaic of ever-changing colour. The colours seen each represent a different group of singers in a different location around the world. Although we hear the singers’ voices, we never see them. We are kept suspended in a dream state, together but still apart.


Esmeralda Conde Ruiz


24 hours live online

June 13th 2021, Folda Festival, Canada

July 3rd 2021, RAYO Festival, Cineteca Matadero, Madrid