Amass is an interactive electroacoustic work for viola and computer that I composed and performed for its premiere at the Bowed Electrons Festival & Symposium. All electroacoustic material comes from the sound of my viola and I interact with the material by improvising on viola, using the Wave ring by Genki Instruments for gesture tracking. The system design utilizes Python, Wekinator and Max MSP. The composition draws from an action-sound approach to explore the sonic possibilities of the viola through an amassment of deconstructed sounds. I used embodied design strategies to bring Amass to life, and gave a 40 minute presentation at the Bowed Electrons festival on the Research through Design process.
click HERE to watch the presentation.
If you want to know more, stop by the Project Blog page on this website.