Agora (2019)

Duration: 10’40

Format: Algorithm Stereo 

Agora (2019) is a generative piece of electroacoustic music that combines analog and digital audio technologies. A coded algorithm applies sound processes to manipulate electronic sounds recorded directly onto cassette tape. Generative processes mediate between human and machine to create a musical form. The application allows composers to become the primary authors of their own digital paradigm, to move beyond traditional interfaces and cultural norms. Algorithmic design in music questions existing preconceived ideas of music composition by revealing territories within real and virtual space. Investigating new forms of matter through algorithms results in an emergent discourse. Agora addresses these concerns by creating a situation where real-time sound transformations are linked to the systematic design of human interaction. The process becomes a ‘simulation of models’ (Baudrillard, 1994) that places sound as a navigating medium of expression to question the wider concerns of visual dominance.

The Computer Arts Society Exhibition at Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot Liecester UK 22nd July – 7th August 2019
Event Two Exhibition, The Royal College of Art, London UK 12th-17th July 2019.

Baudrillard, Jean, Simulacra and Simulation. University of Michigan Press, 1994

PDF – Agora Programme note and Bio.

Event Two photos from the Royal College of Art exhibition courtesy of Sean Clark.

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