Graviton Dance : Generative 3D sound composition

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non - textual FormComposition

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2019

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TitleCube Fest 2019
LocationVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
PlaceUnited States
CityBlacksburg
Period8 - 11 August 2019

Abstract

"Graviton Dance" is a 3D electroacoustic piece which can be presented either as an installation or as a concert piece. The installation version uses a Max patcher to generate infinite variations of sonic timbre and spatialisation. The concert version is a fixed-duration slice from the installation, available in Ambisonic format. The composition developed from "On the String" (Koh, Lindborg, & Khiew 2010), a ‘theatre of music’ conceived as a journey into the building blocks of matter, reaching the tiniest conceivable specks: vibrating one-dimensional units of energy expressed as strings. Through a purely generative process, “Graviton Dance” is a kaleïdoscopic sound mobile, driven by a small number of cyclical processes for low-level generation of values for synthesis parameters, creating locally unpredictable musical output and spatialisation. It can be heard as a ballet choreographed for unobservable, mysterious sound objects wrapping themselves in six curled-up dimensions of imperial clothing while traveling four limitless dimensions of space, their dance somehow enabled by the innards of time.

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  • synthesis, 3D, generative, Ambisonics, composition, particle physics, Max, physical modelling

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Graviton Dance: Generative 3D sound composition. Lindborg, PerMagnus (Actor). 2019. Event details: Cube Fest 2019, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, United States.

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non - textual FormComposition