For the past week I've spent some time working with Plogue Bidule, creating some generative sonic processes. One of the more palatable results has been a work I've called Music For Tidy Spaces. I won't go into any serious musings of the aesthetic/perceptual elements of the work (it is the season to take it easy after all), but put simply, it seems to work well in a relatively 'tidy' space played at a low volume.
As I mentioned before it was realised with Plogue Bidule, using sets of MIDI sequences, schocastic generators and audio loops, with subsets of post-effects such as filters, tap delays and reverb. I incorporated a matrix bidule (similar to the one in MAX/MSP) to 'score' the sonic process - capable of isolating and re-routing tracks. The sonic materials consists of sine tones, noise signals and a couple of long ukulele recordings which I performed myself.
It's no great technological feat but I'm quite happy with the sound of it, and it has provided some interesting conceptual in-roads for the research.
I actually composed the work for my partner Lauren's upcoming birthday in a couple of days. It's dedicated to her tidy spaces. :)
The cover art on the CD pack reflects my current obsession with inks (see below.)
As the track is 18 minutes long, audio excerpts can be downloaded here:
Excerpt 1: download [730 KB]
Excerpt 2: download [729 KB]
Excerpt 3: download [741 KB]
Excerpt 4: download [732 KB]