Super​-​Sensor #1

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    SUPER-SENSOR issue #1
    e-Magazine of/on/around Experimental Audio & Related Stuff
    AUDIO / VIDEO / TEXT / IMAGE / CODE / HYBRIDS
    www.super-sensor.org

    Featuring GNSS1 by Doug Van Nort
    A generative standalone code-based sonic composition
    A purposefully obstinate software that, upon being clicked, transforms the listener's screen into total blackness,
    thereby enforcing a movement away from distracted multi-tasking and the common experience of post-itunes background listening.

    Regarding the process/materials:
    This piece applies a genetic algorithm in order to evolve a sonic composition using simple FM synthesis.
    All sound is generated using 12 sine waves, 6 click generators and two reverb units.

    The first 100 seconds will always consist of a linear rhythmic build-up, and the piece will always last around 410 seconds. Beyond this, the result
    is determined by the evolutionary process, with the population of possible outcomes consisting of sonic parameters for the synthesis as well as rhythmic patterns.

    The system is injected with "fit" solutions in order to move it towards a preferred outcome, which biases it towards an overall form. When the application is first opened, the population is randomized. After each successive playing, the population maintains the members from the previous process. Each time the piece begins, sound material for the first 100 seconds is drawn from a small set of "fit" solutions, which seeds the initial evolution of the piece.

    Edited/Curated by Francisco López
    Web and graphic design by Susana López
    Published by SONM – Sound Archive of Experimental Music and Sound Art
    Puertas de Castilla Center (Murcia, Spain)
    Francisco López Foundation
    sonm.es | sonmarchive.es | puertasdecastilla.es
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‘SUPER-SENSOR’ is a curated electronic magazine of/on/around experimental music, noise, sound art and related areas and practices. Here, ‘magazine’ is understood in a very wide sense, like the original etymological generic container of different goods. You can think of it as a free crossbreed combination of audio compilation, essay collection, film/video anthology, etc. Additionally, ‘audio’ is conceived here as a very ample territory of significant confluence for a multiplicity of creators, disciplines, ideas and sensibilities.

‘SUPER-SENSOR’ is published digitally, both online and on a physical release. The online version has generally a lower resolution and is accessible via streaming and/or downloading, as chosen individually by the contributing artists/creators. The physical relesase inclludes all the digital contents on a USB flat memory card (“Slim card USB drive”).

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released August 1, 2017

Edited/Curated by Francisco López
Web and graphic design by Susana López
Published by SONM – Sound Archive of Experimental Music and Sound Art
Puertas de Castilla Center (Murcia, Spain)
Francisco López Foundation
sonm.es | sonmarchive.es | puertasdecastilla.es

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Doug Van Nort Toronto, Ontario

Doug Van Nort is a composer/improviser of electroacoustic and experimental electronic music. His work maintains an interest in the boundaries of noise and tone, layers of disparate sound sources, texture, sonic immersion, deep listening, sensory extremes and psychoacoustic emergence. Van Nort regularly presents his work internationally, and collaborates with a wide array of musicians and artists. ... more

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