Variazioni Su AlDoClEmenti is a piece for chamber orchestra written using generative algorithms designed in OpenMusic. In the Ircam publication “The OM Composer Book vol.3” I illustrate how I composed the first two movements of this piece:
The score can be viewed here:
First Movement: Invenzione
Second Movement: Sinfonia
Visual Music & Interactive
This video constitutes the audio visual component of my most recent piece for two cellos, visuals and electronics. It was commissioned by the Nebula Ensemble and it is currently in rehearsal stage for the upcoming performance in Denver, Colorado, on April 27. In this work I focus on creating a tight-knit, “low level” perceptual connection between aural and visual elements. While the sounds are timbrally manipulated re-synthesis of prerecorded cello sounds the visuals are careful representations of the sounds in their innermost detail. To achieve the kind of nuance I am referring to, I store and process the “composition” as a set of matrices that can then be rendered as sound and visuals simultaneously; this approach allows me to avoid the cumbersome and expensive routine of analyzing sound, usually a required step for most audio–visual pieces.
In this little audio-visual divertissement I have created the “insects” from scratch (no model is employed) and animated completely using sound parameters. The wings flapping frequency is used as the frequency of an oscillator that is then granulated to increase its spectral density. I employed the the HOA library to place the mosquitoes into a sonic space that corresponds to the virtual space. I employed the XRAY package to generate the water surface. Although this is a work in progress, I believe it can illustrate some future developments of my work.
Group Flow (by Mikey Seigel)
Composing Visual Music