Chip Interpretations: Guest lecture and electronic music performance

05 December 2011

What is the character of discrete information? This multichannel sonic study with accompanying talk and demonstration explores the very nature of digital material and its representation in sound. Specifically, the project investigates a dataset on a sub-semantic level, incorporating the very basics of computing: a stack, a heap, an instruction set and a program counter. Using a software probe inserted into a virtual chip, we are able to listen to the raw materials of a dataset executing as an assembler program. These datasets can then be chosen and shaped as compositional resources for electronic music composition. This project is explored using the DetaBlocker programme, a SuperCollider implementation of a fictional CPU with 256 bits of memory.

Thursday 8 December, 6pm
Helmore 029 (Recital Hall)
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road
Cambridge, UK

This event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the Digital Performance Laboratory (DPL), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.