Another Teenage Engineering OP-Z jam; this one incorporating some pseudo-random/generative patterns.
OP-Z jam in which I sampled a bicycle bell to use as an arp and my own voice to use as the bass.
In the UK we now find ourselves officially in lockdown for at least the next three weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s another OP-Z jam; this one recorded just before Christmas.
I’ve been sat on a load of Teenage Engineering OP-Z performances recorded over the last few months and now I’ve got a bit of time to upload a few of them. Here’s the first one.
I have recently published an article in Organised Sound Volume 25 Issue 1, Computation in the Sonic Arts, entitled ScreenPlay: A Topic-Theory-Inspired Interactive System, which can be accessed for free here. The paper is the culmination of a research project that I began in 2013 for my PhD and have continued working on since the completion of my PhD in 2017. The abstract for the paper can be read below:
ScreenPlay is a unique interactive computer music system (ICMS) that draws upon various computational styles from within the field of human–computer interaction (HCI) in music, allowing it to transcend the socially contextual boundaries that separate different approaches to ICMS design and implementation, as well as the overarching spheres of experimental/academic and popular electronic musics. A key aspect of ScreenPlay’s design in achieving this is the novel inclusion of topic theory, which also enables ScreenPlay to bridge a gap spanning both time and genre between Classical/Romantic era music and contemporary electronic music; providing new and creative insights into the subject of topic theory and its potential for reappropriation within the sonic arts.