Divergent Dialogues


Duration: 8.32
Included on the album Intuited Architectures, published on Crónica Electronica, available for download here.

Divergent Dialogues exploits the fact that, in the studio under close microphone conditions, no two articulations of the same source sound are identical – there are always minute variations in timbre. This piece attempts to use these subtle differences as a vehicle for musical expression. The source recordings used to create the work were: two stones colliding, a rubber string being plucked, a piece of cardboard being creased and a sheet of plastic being twisted. An instrument was designed using MAX/MSP to create gestures from these recorded impulses, allowing them to be intuitively distributed throughout virtual space.


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