DistMod is an audiovisual work for an original digital synthesizer and 18 knobs. The synthesizer was created in SuperCollider by manipulating the waveform shape of the frequency modulator. The synthesizer also has sample-and-hold feature so that the user can smoothly change from a glissando to arpeggio. The piece was written as a demonstration of my electronic music composition class project. The project is called One Sound, and the students are asked to define and create a “single” sound, gesture, or idea.
BiQMOd (2016) is a software synthesizer I made using SuperCollider. It features a biquad filter modulating frequencies of three oscillators. I believe that It makes raw and fun sounds that are uniquely digital.
You can try the synthesizer on SuperCollider. Download the patch from the following link:
Here’s my new piece called Control Click. The first video is an excerpt that demonstrates the aesthetics and how-tos of the piece. The second video is a documentation of the 12-minute version installed in an outdoor.
Control Click is a piece for a site with multiple computers, such as computer lab or a game room. With a simple installation of a freeware, a typical computer lab will turn into a multichannel audio-visual instrument playing algorithmically generated parts. The piece has two subsections: the first section is an ambient soundscape to be played while the audience gathers in the site. Once enough audience is gathered in the lab, the main section will start. The main section is about 12 minutes long, and it sounds like a dream sequence at an arcade.
1. A site with iMac computers.
A computer lab is the easiest place to realize this piece, but any spaces that can host multiple computers would work
The current version works best with 8 to17 computers
8 to16 computers are Performers. See instructions in Performer.scd file for hardware/software setup instructions.
1 computer is Conductor. See instructions in Conductor-8Macs.scd or Conductor-16Macs.scd for hardware/software setup instructions.