Title: Structured Behaviour (2021)

Duration: 10’40

Format: Algorithmic audio-visual composition

Structured Behaviour is an algorithmic composition that fuses both audio and visual entities. A series of algorithmic behaviours are mapped using custom designed audio-visual processes. Numerical relationships are established to generate a visual composition that provides the basis of a complex interplay within the auditory level. The coexistence of human and machine interactions forms an ontogenetic structure that relies on continual relations between the user and technology. An ongoing structural change occurs from moment to moment, either triggered by interactions, or as a result of internal dynamics. The visual material consists of drawings made to represent sound transformations in space. Sound material is derived from instrumental, modular synthesis and environmental sounds. Non-linearity plays an important aspect in the temporal evolution of the invariant algorithmic design. It is precisely this emphasis on the evolving relationship between parameters and interactive feedback that characterises the piece in terms of real-time adaptation, emergence and transformation.

Live sound recording of Structured Behaviour performed at Giga Hertz concert at ZKM November 2021

Recorded and filmed live at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe within the frame of the Giga-Hertz Award on November 27, 2021“