SUPER-SENSOR issue #1
e-Magazine of/on/around Experimental Audio & Related Stuff
AUDIO / VIDEO / TEXT / IMAGE / CODE / HYBRIDS
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
Bookwar – Pin Remixes –
limited edition cassette
CD-R in DVD-slim-case, limited edition 33 copies
Virtual Tour: A Reduced Carbon Footprint Concert Series, DVD (NTSC)
Hmmm Remix Compilation –
Quartet for the end of Space –
Pauline Oliveros, Francisco López, Doug Van Nort, Jonas Braasch
3-Disc Box Set
Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort, Jonas Braasch)
One History of Troy –
white/grey marbled vinyl, limited edition of 300, includes download-code.
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.
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