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An Experimental Genetic Programming Synthesiser

Fastbreeder is essentially a 4 button synth. The idea is to grow code by choosing from a range of automatically generated variations of functions, you don’t have to know how they work, but each function creates a sound which can be selected by you. The following generation is then created containing mutants of your chosen sound. You can refine and develop the sound just by auditioning and choosing the best one each time.

The interface shows you the code graphically, as a tree. These trees are attempts to clearly represent code structure, giving you some feedback on what is being evolved. Conventional listings are not that informative with GP (genetic programming), as deeply functional code such as this is hard to read linearly…


Feb 22, 2006
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ECHOES FROM THE MOUNTAINS

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Sounds of XX Winter Games

Sound surrounds us all the time. John Cage pointed out that there is no such thing as silence; from practically the time we are conceived until the time we die, we live bathed in non-stop sound. Echoes From the Mountains / Suoni in Alta Quota, a sound project of the official Cultural Olympiad program, is about tuning into this force of nature and of art creating ‘sound environments’ which will stimulate the public to pay more attention to the world of sounds, may these be natural or the elaboration of an artist or a composer.

All of the artists–with the exception of the ones showcased in the Morrow Sound Cube–were asked to produce specific sound works responding to the unique characteristics of the project such as its geographical location, the Winter Olympic Games framework, and the diverse and heterogeneous audience that is going to interact with their installations.
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Feb 13, 2006
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Helen Thorington: Music, Sound and the Networked Performance Blog

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“…The concept of the “new” that most of us carry with us is one in which something that has existed (the old) is replaced with something that has come into existence only recently. It’s a sort of “either-or” model. Digital media, however, are about intermingling and fusion. They are about “both-and”. As a colleague recently remarked, the overlapping of differences [and similarities] that Digital Media allow [makes for] a staggering hybridity of not only art forms but of just about everything amenable to the digital. This activity, however, creates its own ruptures, its own “newness” and unrecognizables.

Is this new? Well yes and no. Anyone familiar with the work of Dick Higgens will remember that while he did not use the word “hybrid,” he did identify “fusion,” not only as a basic hunger in us all, but as a characteristic of the new arts of his time: He spoke of happenings, for instance, as a three-way fusion between theater, music and visual art. He suggested that “art performances, so prevalent just now,” might be a five way fusion, between theater, literature, music, visual art, and life?”” From Music, Sound and the Networked_Performance Blog [PDF] by Helen Thorington.


Feb 3, 2006
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Jean Pierre Gauthier at Transmediale 06

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Household Objects Revolt!

Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s mobile sound installations express the delights of disorder. He takes daily objects out of their context, rearranges them and sets them going in autonomous movement sequences. Most of the works of Gauthier consist of objects which can be identified, but which do not trigger any emotional or cultural associations. A characteristic feature of his installations is the use of household articles and cleaning products, which may be read as a kind of commentary on prevailing social circumstances. The things make themselves independent, declare revolt and bear a symbolic reference, as a closed microsystem, to aspects of commercial exploitation and economic cycles. In his installation Remue-ménage the artist also succeeds in involving the residual waste of the exhibition’s architecture. The analog animation movements of the gadgets lend the installation a faintly antiquated character – an altogether unusual, but deliberately chosen form in contrast to the technological development. At Transmediale 06.


Feb 2, 2006
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Transmediale 06: Maurice Benayoun

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Emotion Vending Machine 2006

Also at Transmediale 06: Maurice Benayoun’s Emotion Vending Machine–The mechanics of the world’s emotions evolve in the zone where economics and politics converge, in the world of product placement. Through its concept of artistic merchandizing, the Emotion Vending Machine deals with the production of emotions in an ironic way. The Machine takes Internet data as a global pool of emotions. Users can select up to three emotions from a list of nine emotional states, including hate, desire, or despair. The emotions are represented by 3D-maps of word clusters, extracted from the web and generated in realtime.

These maps show the emotions of the world as they are present on the web at that moment, mapped onto the actual position of major cities on the globe, a mix which can also be read like a music score. The musical interpretation deciphers the cities and their emotional polarity to produce a specific musical result by adapting rhythm, coloration and evolution to the selection of the emotional states made by the user. After listening to the personal result through the integrated speakers, users can plug in their USB stick or MP3 player to load their emotional sound remix.
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Feb 2, 2006
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Tempest For Eliza

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Observe without Touching

Tempest for Eliza, by by Erik Thiele, is a program that uses your computer monitor to send out AM radio signals. You can then hear computer generated music on your radio. You need no additional hardware to understand that it is really possible to observe your computer without physically touching it. (tempest). I wrote this program because it was fun and because it teaches in an amusing way that tempest really exists. I want people to understand that their computers can be observed. And last but not least you can listen to music without a soundcard!

How does this work? All electronic devices send out eletromagnetic waves. So does your monitor. And your monitor does it all the time at very high frequencies, high enough for your short wave AM radio. All you have to do is display the “correct” image on your screen and your monitor will emit the “right” signals. Tempest for Eliza displays pictures on your screen, one for
each note in the song.


Feb 1, 2006
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