BLOCKS reflects the spatial location and amplitude of a multi-channel output of an electric guitar. This is the initial patch.
Initial Patch (Phase 1)
New (Spatial) Modes – Phase 2
A series of spatial modes are based on pitch-class distance, pitch height and flocking behaviours constructed in Pure Data.
Mode 1: Each block corresponds to register and pitch-class distance within a particular time frame relative to short-term memory constraints. Blocks will be spatialized dynamically across a physical multi-channel speaker-based musical performance space, relative to register, pitch-class distance and note onset.
Mode 2: Each block adheres to a series of flocking behaviours (boids) in Pure Data. A gestural narrative may be established by associating tonal tension and resolve directly with attraction and inertia-based flocking behaviours.
The user may then switch between modes during a real-time musical performance.
BLOCKS – Live Performance Demonstration