A series of works (or rather, a chained work) designed within the framework of the research cluster Music, thought and technology, of the Orpheus Institute, aimed to:
• Play with different notions of "Network": as algorithm, as descriptor for telematics, as compositional tool (like in "Timbre Networks")
• Use each iteration/performance to inform/affect/define/enrich the "following" performance. This will be achieved by preserving one aspect of the performance that can be perceived as "highly volatile" (a dancer reacting to the highly improvised music. like in the first version) and convert it into a digital stream of data, mapped to control (and therefore, automatise) an aspect of the following performance.
• To introduce the notion of Timbre Networks as compositional and performance strategy, following the iterative processes of critical technical practice. Sound synthesis and manipulation techniques, network and feedback principles as described in the tropes of MTT are used.
Timbre Networks focuses specifically on timbre and using it as the foundation for every performative and musical relationship. the aim is to create a system in which the sound sources on one hand, and their manipulation towards turning them into musical material through performance on the other, become part of a single entity, in a more concrete sense than would be provided by a mere conceptual definition. In other words, I seek to define a compositional strategy based on systematising the relationship between sound objects and their potential interdependence, leaving in the performer(s) hands the responsibility for unfolding the musical structure over time.
For an in-depth explanation of "Timbre Networks", click HERE