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 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 was 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 takes on many different forms depending on spatial information and user input.

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2019: April 5th

Current 9 was displayed as a ‘pop-up’ installation at Late at the Library Algorave The British Library, London.

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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

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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 Compoistion lecture at ZKM.

Still images from Current 9.