Harmonic Spiral

For this assignment I worked with Max Horwich to combine his knowledge of Tone.js, my knowledge of three.js and both out musical ideas. Following the traditional spiral representation of pitch, we created a 7-note spiral (in C major) that spans across 4 octaves. Users can create patterns by selecting the notes, which are played by…

Particles lost in textures

This week’s assignment was provided a lot of learning and frustrations, but I got around those problems and created a nice synth-based soundscape. While all this experimentation did not let me complete the visuals as I wanted, I’m sure I”ll get around that part later. You can see the code here or play with the…

MIDI logic, arpeggios and interaction hell

For the past few months I have been a bit obsessed with making small MIDI devices for different particular needs. I see it as an experimentation on fabrication, modularity, sound and functionality. So, it is only natural for me to do these exercises in a way that can ported easily to MIDI format easily, and…

Jumping Sampler

For this sampling assignment, I decided I wanted to create something playful and relaxing. I drew inspiration from some indie games and decided to create a simple platformer where a small character would jump on different blocks to trigger some samples, while listening to a background base loop.

Layers of story and sound

The piece of music I chose for this class is Digital Love by Daft Punk. This is easily one of my favorite songs and I find myself coming back to it constantly, not only because of the feelings it evokes, but also because of its complexity and structure. This song has many instruments and layers…

Rhythmic skin

Rhythmic skin is a wearable device for one-person musical performances. Aiming to solve the issue of auditive overload and relieve pressure from the performer, this device sends haptic messages to the back of the user, transmitting only key information about the computerized part of the performance. Moreover, the rhythmic driver can be added-on any existing…

Rhythm on my (synthetic) skin

Being a one-person band is (very) fun, and also anxiety inducing. There are many things to keep track of, specially if you have many layers/instruments playing with you (from the computer). It’s not only about how it sounds, we do have that feedback, but if things are working and how they are working is something…

Asteroid sonification

Sonification of a data set of discovered asteroids and comets that transit near Earth. Project done in collaboration with Camilla Padgitt-Coles and Katya Rozanova. Failed experiments (for now) Our first attempt was to use The Beatle’s song Norwegian Wood to make a sentiment analysis of the comments on one of ots YouTube videos. We extracted…

(c)Sound rendering

Csound is extremely interesting. It is from 1984, where the constraints of computing power required a paradigm less demanding than real-time audio processing. Instead, a csound file has to be rendered before hearing the final result. (Though, modern computers can do it real-time just fine.) But this brings some clear advantages. You can build a…