Current 9 (2018)
Duration: 7’45
Format: Audio-visual

Current 9 (2018) is an algorithmic composition that integrates non-representational imagery and electronic sound within a custom-built interactive platform. The piece applies analog and digital sound synthesis, stop motion animation and computer graphics to form an interactive graphic score-in-motion. Custom-built algorithms interpolate data by encapsulating sound and image to extend spatial imaginings between real and virtual space. The forging of immaterial and creative labor takes place through a network of interwoven and augmented territories, increasingly queries the way operations carry great critical and creative potential. Seeking new modes of critical engagement by incorporating multiple narratives through the use of non-digital and digital aesthetics informs the direction of the piece.

During the creative process scientific and artistic research is undertaken from a diverse field of study. The comprehension and realisation of theoretical concepts (the results of which) appear for the most part unintentionally, began to sharing similarities through mutation and experimentation, it’s upon reflection that the practical process inadvertently revealed various concepts.

During performance the algorithmic system is in a continuous state of flux and can take on many different forms depending on spatial information and user input.

Concerts and Screenings

2020: March 14th
Current 9 (2018) shortlisted for PIXELSFEST 2020 Theme: Digital Utopias and screened on the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

2019: April 5th
Current 9 ‘pop-up’ installation at Late at the Library Algorave The British Library, London.

2019: March 21-22nd
Simulation and Computer Experimentation in Music and Sound Art
The seminar is co-organised in the context of the research cluster Music, Thought and Technology (MTT) at the Orpheus Institute (Ghent, Belgium) – a leading centre for artistic research in music. Their artist-researchers are joined by experts from international institutions across the globe, who share their experience and understanding. Algorithms that Matter (ALMAT) hosted by the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where it is integrated with ongoing research and teaching and performing activities.

SCEMSA 2019 brochure .pdf

2018: Sept: 28–29th
Premiere  UPIC – Graphic Interfaces for Notation ConferenceZKM | Karlshrule, Lorenzstraße 19, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany. A host of European delegates were invited to ZKM | Karlsruhe to take part in sharing their experiences and approaches of working with graphical interfaces and notation. The conference focused on the emerging possibilities inspired by UPIC (Unité Polyagogique Informatique CEMAMu) a computerized musical composition tool devised by the late composer Iannis Xenakis (1921-2001). The conference was an opportunity to hear from the people directly involved in development and design of the original UPIC system and subsequent development of UPIC sketch.

Audio-visual Composition lecture at ZKM

2018 : June 24th : Presentation ‘Current 9 – Audio-visual Composition‘ at European Art – Science – Technology Network (EASTN) for Digital Creativity, a project that emerged from several European institutions involved in research, technology development, creation and education in the field of technologies applied to artistic creation. EASTNDC conference provided a platform to discuss and demonstration approaches of working with audio-visual media in the creation of EA music, my contribution was the composition ​Current 9 (2018) that integrates non-representational imagery with electronic sound through an interactive performance platform. The talk offered a rare insight into working practices and to experience first-hand a custom-built visual music system.

Images of the original sketches used in Current 9 (2018)