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06 2014 Old Wood New Life
02 2014 Object Zone NP
09 2013 Priceless at 5th 3rd Bank US
08 2013 Bible & Snail Mail TIL Gallery
07 2013 Culture Queens Wood
04 2013 Blind Hope Alexandra Palace
04 2013 Dalston Reflections
10 2012 Composition 1 2 & 3
06 2012 Complex Megadisaster NY
02 2012 Local Whispers for Full Rabbit
07 2011 Local Whispers 2 Beijing
06 2011 The Wall at Platform China
06 2011 R Sequence at Platform China
04 2011 Medan Mara Kuala Lumpur
01 2010 Local Whispers at V&A
10 2010 Beacon for London 2012
09 2010 Squaring the Circle Kvadrat
06 2010 Testing The Wheel album
06 2010 Leave A Mark at Sonar Barca
09 2009 See-Sound ProjectC at Shunt
09 2009 Digital Tea Party at Shunt
09 2009 Digital Tea Party for Tent
11 2008 Untitled for Audio Arch
04 2008 Outside-Inside Installation
10 2007 See-Sound for Audio Arch
09 2007 Mirrored Beck's Fusions
04 2007 798 Installation DIAF Beijing
11 2006 Evolution Synthetica at V&A
04 2006 Din-Berlin Generative perform
12 2005 Composition H1 and H2
10 2005 Form, Colour and Time paper
07 2005 George Club London re-design
06 2005 Din-Barca Generative perform
04 2005 Composition L1 and L2
11 2004 Cardinal Place glass canopy
10 2004 Din-NY Galapagos Brooklyn
06 2004 Din-Barca Sonar Week
12 2003 Stream performance London
09 2003 Waldorf Hotel re-design
06 2003 Din-Barca Japan field recording
02 2003 Lighting/Audio Research NY
06 2002 Round at Cube Sonar Week
01 2002 Timber Pod Hotel Heathrow
09 2001 WCMT Research Award
09 2000 Neural Nets within Arch paper
08 1999 Fusion Club Leeds
01 1998 A Maze installation Leeds
06 1995 Meander installation Canterbury
cd & vinyl

A collection exploring generative audio creation
Presented here are the first recorded works following a decade of experimentation. These early compositions aim to refine and define several methods in generative music making, to prove the indefinite moods and experiences possible and understand more of how the listener is stimulated by such unfamiliar territory. The compositions break from the barriers of scale and timing associated with traditional music to allow the freedom to explore new possibilities. All use generative tools in their music creation and are the outcome of self-made audio and visual synthesisers coupled to different stimuli. Control comes in varying degrees from the rules set at the beginning of the development process. Methods for playing the machines vary greatly according to project. Unexpected outcomes are celebrated and essential to the process.

Tracks 01, 02, 03, & 12 are constructed with a number of different machines playing together. Synchronised to the master timing, they are confined to a reduced spectrum of sound possibilities but able to modulate their own notes. Composition involves auditioning each oscillation as it progresses, accompanied by a decision to keep or modify the source settings. Many involve oscillations as long as the track they are in and so a lengthy process evolves, choosing and mixing each machine’s chance outcome to form one composition. In track 12 the machines are constrained more and set to revert to a hand sequenced pattern, ending all note variation.

Tracks 04, 05, 06, 08 & 09 are produced from the internal randomisations of the ever developing Project C synthesiser, originally designed for the See-Sound project. It can produce almost infinite sound possibilities and has total freedom to define its own timing, number of different sounds played at once and how they are played. With a certain life of its own, it produces sounds and sporadic rhythms to layer each other forming undefined structures and micro-structures. These can be interrupted by the machine’s next stimulus whilst still remembering parts of the theme it started with and able to reintroduce it at any time. Tracks 04, 05 & 06 use an additional audio input combined as modulator and audio source for granular processing.

Tracks 07, 10 & 11 are born from manipulated visual data similar to genome map extracts. Tones are produced according to colour information and the generated waveform is then tuned within another synthesiser engine. Sections from longer recordings have been selected here to become individual tracks, to demonstrate some interesting note choices and dynamics that encourage the ear to listen harder.

cd and vinyl cover

Limited Delux 180gram Vinyl Edition - These limited run of 40 disks come in Mobile Fidelity's archive quality Master Sleeve and are housed in an individually hand punched, cut and stamped slipcase.

CD - Presented in an individually hand punched, cut and stamped wallet. Printed disk and booklet shows artwork by Experimenter En Couleur to represent musical scores and sources.

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