At the moment in time I am working on my Final Major Project for university. The project is a generative audio/visual installation, which uses brightness and colour as a compositional tool. Both the audio and visual can be described as bright and dark. Both the colour wheel and circle of fifths have a bright and a dark side. This idea was inspired by Adam Neely's video "Why is major "Happy" (Link to Video). I intend on using brightness, colour and sound to create moods. Colour will symbolise emotions, such as blue being sadness/depression etc. Sound will act to support the visual. The generative processes will be realised through PureData, which will control the audio visual.
John Cage is an influential figure in Avant-Guard composition. Chance Operation is a defining feature of his music. His work has influence many artists and me personally. In my first year at Brighton University on the Digital Music & Sound Art course I created the composition "Magnetic Soundscape". In the composition I use chance operation to determine what actions to take.
In my latest work for my final major project I use the same idea of chance. But instead this time I use PureData (a node based coding software) to randomly generate MIDI data. This data is then sent to Ableton, triggering notes and control values.
Professional Blog. Talking points include: Music production and Composition.