Music

Spherical Cow in a Vacuum (2015, 4ch, 8 min.)

The title comes from a joke:
Q: How does a physicist milk a cow?
A: Well, first let us consider a spherical cow in a vacuum…

“A spherical cow is a humorous metaphor for highly simplified scientific models of complex real life phenomena. The implication is that theoretical physicists will often reduce a problem to the simplest form they can imagine in order to make calculations more feasible, even though such simplification may hinder the model’s application to reality.” (from Wikipedia)

In this piece, the programs used to generate sound have similar (over)simplified models of harmony, musical progression, timbre en rhythm.

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Spawn (2011, 8ch, 7 minutes)

A piece resulting from writing ChucK  programs that write values straight to the dac. It was composed to be played in a larger space, it’s short impulses triggering the acoustics of the space.

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Once Upon a Time in a 4k Memory Buffer (2010, 4ch, 10 min.)
A non narrative poem on the nature of digital sound. This piece should not be played softly and preferably on loudspeakers.

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Twaalf Klankvariaties (2010) 4 track tape, 14 minutes

In the development of this piece I tried to use a different approach to the large form. Instead of first creating material and then finding a suitable form for it, my starting point was composing a structure that could both be used for the large form as well as the material from which it is constructed.

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The Deep (2009) 8 track tape, 15 minutes

This was the piece I composed for my final exam at sonology.
It features many sounds created by my software written in Python
and Csound, that are further transformed in Max/MSP patches.

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Analog repetition (2008), 4 track tape, 6 minutes

This piece was made by using midi to control the analog
equipment in of the analog studio at Sonology.

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Jimi (2008), 4 track tape, 6 minutes
Based on distorted digital feedback loops

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Reflective Surfaces (2007), 4  track tape & 16 channel WFS
12 minutes

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Quite Analog (2006), 4 track tape, 7 minutes
With sounds created exclusively in the analog studio at Sonology

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