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 live coded algorithm applies automated sound processes to produce sonic patterns. These generative processes mediate the musical form as an interconnection between human and machine. The application of generative processes allows composers to become the primary authors of their own digital paradigm – beyond interfaces and cultural norms. Algorithmic design questions preconceived ideas of music composition to reveal uncharted territories of space. Investigating new forms of matter through algorithms results in an incomplete and 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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