Sonic Explorations of Gumowski-Mira Maps

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 ICMC/EMW
Subtitle of host publicationHEARING THE SELF
Place of PublicationShanghai, China
PublisherShanghai Conservatory of Music
Pages195-200
Number of pages6
ISBN (print)9780984527465
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInternational Computer Music Conference Proceedings

Conference

Title43rd International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2017) and 6th Electronic Music Week (EMW 2017)
PlaceChina
CityShanghai
Period16 - 20 October 2017

Abstract

This paper studies the use of Gumowski-Mira maps for sonic arts. Gumowski-Mira maps are a set of chaotic systems that produce many organic orbits that resemble cells, flowers and other life forms. This has prompted mathematicians and eventually artists to study them. These maps carry a potential for use in the sonic arts, but until now such use is non-existent. The paper describes two ways of using Gumowski-Mira maps: for synthesis and spatialization. The synthesis approach, which runs in real-time, takes the dynamical system output as the real and imaginary input to an inverse Fourier transformation, thus directly sonifying the algorithm. The spatialization approach uses the shapes of Gumowski-Mira maps as shapes across the acoustic space, using the first 128 iterations of each map as audio particles. The shapes can change based on the maps' initial parameters. The maps are explored in live performance using Leap Motion and Cycling'74's MIRA for iPad as control interfaces of audio processing in SuperCollider. Examples are given in two works, Cells #1 and #2.

Citation Format(s)

Sonic Explorations of Gumowski-Mira Maps. / Tan, Timothy S. H.; Lindborg, PerMagnus.
2017 ICMC/EMW: HEARING THE SELF. Shanghai, China: Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 2017. p. 195-200 (International Computer Music Conference Proceedings).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review