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The current and its double

Analog electronics and magnetic tapes from the sonic heart of Den Haag: BEA5, Sonology’s voltage-controlled studio. Interconnected feedback networks spur reflexive growth and morphogeneses through layered live performance.

Hertzian Field #2

An augmented reality immersive performance “We do not think right away of the distances that separate objects from one another. For space is never empty: it always embodies a meaning. […]

Music for browsing

Music for browsing is an interactive generative soundscape; it is subversive ‘furniture music’ for Internet servers; it is a roadtrip soundtrack for the web traveller. The piece is powered by the energy of browsing – of doing useful things, and of wasting time on the Internet. It is a first-person performance that tackles head-on the old joke about electronic musicians checking their email on stage.

Hertzian Field #1

Hertzian Field #1 is an immersive augmented reality environment that exposes the raw materiality of the WiFi communication medium, exploring its physical interaction with our spaces and our bodies through sound.

Involuntary Cognition Faction in Contemporanea 2014 [taukay 156]

CD release of Involuntary Cognition Faction, for voltage-controlled analog electronics (March 2015). Published by Taukay Edizioni Musicali in Contemporanea 2014, together with other awarded pieces at the International composition competition Città di […]

Why is why of no stranger

Why is why of no stranger is a first-person sound-film without image; It is meant to be experienced as an immersive, spatially distributed acousmatic environment with no beginning and end. The piece is concerned with embodiment, mediated memory, and hyperreality.

Palpebla Resonoj #1

for feedback-augmented alto clarinet and real-time computer processing – The piece Palpebla Resonoj #1 is an open composition for feedback-augmented clarinet and real-time processing, taking its final form in performance. […]

‘Act so that there is no use in a centre’

‘Act so that there is no use in a centre’ is an abstracted and deconstructed spatial radio play. It sets ‘Rooms’, from Gertrude Stein’s seminal language-art book ‘Tender Buttons’ (1914), as a distributed, radio-transmitted, sound installation, meant to be explored interactively. The piece deals with fragmentation, interference, and distortion of memory, place, and meaning.

Involuntary Cognition Faction

Involuntary Cognition Faction is a fixed medium work, part of a larger suite, created in the legendary voltage-controlled studio of the Institute of Sonology (Bea5). The piece was awarded at the International composition competition Città di Udine 2014.

The Network Is A Blind Space

The Network Is a Blind Space is a distributed, micro-telematic, interactive sound installation that explores the physical yet invisible electromagnetic spaces created by WiFi networks.

Megas Diakosmos

Megas Diakosmos is a digital feedback piece, part of the suite ‘Primeval Sonic Atoms’. The piece takes its name from a lost cosmological treatise written by Leukippos, an ancient Greek natural philosopher of the 5th century BCE.

L’ Hypothèse de l’ Atome Primitif Sonore

For digital feedback (live electronics) – L’Hypothèse de l’Atome Primitif Sonore (‘The Primeval Sonic Atom Hypothesis’) is named after a cosmological theory, ‘L’Hypothèse de l’Atome Primitif‘, presented in 1931 by […]

Observe, Recount, Distort!

a micro-telematic sound-art installation – Observe, Recount, Distort! is a site-specific piece that explores the observer effect and the iterative distortion of information through its collective social re-statement. The piece […]

Fantasia On A Single Number

Fantasia On A Single Number (pronounced: /fantazía/) is an open composition that takes its final form through live performance. ‘Fantasia’ was the most open to improvisation classical music form. Described […]

Keledón

Keledón is an interactive kinetic sculpture from vacuum-formed polyethylene, CNC-cut acrylic, plexiglas and wood, with generative audio, video and light projected from within its body. It is an automaton conceived and modeled algorithmically as a living creature, its visual form inspired by deep-sea bio-illuminescent jellyfish. Keledón is modeled as an open cybernetic system that consists of four parts: aural, visual, kinesthetic and sensory. These components are interconnected through a serial feedback network, in which the audio projection controls the video, the video projection controls the mechanical movement, and the mechanical movement controls the audio, and so forth.

Undercover Harpsichord Agents Terrorize the Court

An electroacoustic tape piece, whose sound material consists of transformations of harpsichord recordings performed by the composer. This material is processed using a complex hierarchical network of Lindenmayer Systems and Genetic Algorithms – an algorithmic model of organic growth.

Do Digital Monkeys Inhabit Virtual Trees?

for L-system Digital Sound Synthesis – “The development of an organism may […] be considered as the execution of a ‘developmental program’ present in the fertilised egg.” (Lindenmayer A. – […]