Concert 2: New Computer Music by LAM Network members
Performance “Rien du tout” with Diemo Schwarz and Sam Britton using real time concatenative synthesis:
Drawing on compositional models proposed by John Cage and Luc Ferrari, we assert that it is possible, through a process of re-composition to record environmental sounds and interpret and contextualise them into a musical framework. We propose to demonstrate the possibilities of such an approach by using the CataRT corpus based concatenative synthesis engine as a tool for real-time analysis and catagorisation of recorded sound whilst simultaneously affecting a process of re-synthesis using specific compositional strategies and techniques. We will present various derivatives of this approach in a performance scenario where the emphasis will be based on capturing sound events in real-time using microphones and processing these recordings using CataRT. During the duration of the performance we hope to be able to start with nothing at all (Rien de tout) and by recording and re-composing environmental sound, evolve a musical structure by tracing a non-linear path through the increasing corpus of recorded sound and thereby orchestrating a counter-point to our own linear perception of time. Our aim is to construct a compositional framework from any given source material that may be interpreted as being musical by virtue of the fact that it’s parts have been intelligently re-arranged according to specific sonic and temporal criteria.
2 – 4 pm Venue: <i>Great Hall</i>, Goldsmith’s University , New Cross, London , UK