Dirty Electronics Colossus - BEAST: Pantry Sessions Hand-made Music
Take part in a large-group performance that questions our relationship with coding and sound generation. Ideas such as tangible and collective coding will be explored along with DIY electronics. A hybrid digital/analogue device will be built: a miniature ‘computer’, microprocessor control system that can be programmed and live coded by touching parts of the circuit board; and a voltage controlled feedback circuit. A dozen miniature programmable sound generating devices will be amassed and set in sync. Synchronisation will slowly unravel to leave an asynchronous interaction between the devices and a complex texture of interlocking and ‘dissonant’ patterns. The title of the work is taken from the gigantic mainframe computer of Bletchley Park that is considered to be the first digital programmable computer.
Citation : Richards, J. (2015) "Dirty Electronics Colossus" [music performance/composition, sound object]
Research Group : Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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