A late evening preparing for the upcoming Regents’ Lecture concert, with an assist from Luna:
Here Luna poses with TouchOSC on the iPad, which is becoming one of the main control surfaces I will be using to control Open Sound World. Last night I was building the synthesis infrastructure for the new piece, a combination of drum sampling and spatialized additive synthesis – at least four separate additive synthesis models that are algorithmically generated based on input from the iPad. Against this will be electronic drum sounds and an Afro-Cuban rhythm detail. I really won’t know the exact shape of this piece until I work with CNMAT’s speaker array.
I also learned from the Saturday’s performance in Oakland that I will need to refine the control on TouchOSC for the new implementation of my piece Charmer:Firmament. It was very well received, with descriptions like “beautiful” and “meditative”, but it was difficult to control compared to the Wacom graphics tablet. I will try a different mix of controls on the iPad to see if it works better.