Graviton Dance : Higher-Order Ambisonics 3D sound composition

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non - textual FormRGC 44 - Performance and participation in exhibits

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2022

Exhibition

TitleAsia Composer League Festival (ACL 2022)
LocationLittle Andromeda Theatre
PlaceNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period28 - 31 August 2022

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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Graviton Dance: Higher-Order Ambisonics 3D sound composition. Lindborg, PerMagnus (Composer). 2022. Event details: Asia Composer League Festival (ACL 2022), Little Andromeda Theatre, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non - textual FormRGC 44 - Performance and participation in exhibits