"Algorithm" was an idea from a few years ago (2010) to make a meta piece that even almost literally tells how I make my music: with algorithms. A meta piece was exactly what I thought would fit on the first FINGERPRINTS-CD of the composers association ComAV.
The businesslike emotionless male voice at the beginning fits well with the procedure-like style of a computer language. The other sounds I use, in contrast to this formality, come from synthesis techniques that create chaotic sound from the feedback in digital delay lines.
Algorithm Version II
In "Algorithm II", I elaborate on this idea in which I try to control the chaos in the synthesizer sound with algorithms. At times, an algorithm in Max/MSP controls hundreds of parameters simultaneously, something which is only possible with computer algorithms.
My composition "Algorithm II" became for me during the composing process a metaphor for the search for predictability and certainty in a chaotic world that has more parameters than we can control. In my opinion, getting used to an unavoidable dose of chaos is not a bad thing.
Creation: Amiens (F), Festival JIMEC Nov 30, 2017.
laatste update: 2022.05.17
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