Morphons and Bions selected for MUME weekend, Sydney, Australia

Morphons and Bions, a real-time Pd composition utilising noise-based synthesis techniques, will be performed 16 June, 4pm, in the event called “Studies in Autonomy.” It will be held in Verbruggen Hall, Conservatorium.

Morphons and Bions marks an abrupt departure from using recorded sounds and moves into sound synthesis. When contemplating what makes recorded sounds so compelling, the immediate realisation was the inherent noise in an acoustic sound: the microfluctuations of amplitude, frequency content, durations, etc. By using white noise generators and digital “clicks,” Morphons and Bions attempts to tap into a new direction for sound synthesis. The noises are mediated by classical synthesis techniques such as additive synthesis, amplitude modulation and frequency modulation. Like earlier works, random and stochastic equations are used. However, in this work, they are used for timing, rhythms and durations, as well as controlling frequencies and amplitudes of modulating waveforms.

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Listen to the stereo version of Morphons and Bions.

About Kerry Hagan

Kerry is a composer and researcher working in both acoustic and computer media. She develops real-time methods for spatialization and stochastic algorithms, and studies the aesthetics and history of electronic music. She holds a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of California, San Diego, where she worked with Roger Reynolds, Chaya Czernowin, Miller Puckette, and F. Richard Moore. She also worked with Marc Battier at the Sorbonne as a Visiting Researcher. Currently, Kerry is a Lecturer at the University of Limerick in the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre (formerly CCMCM). Current research includes real-time stochastic methods for music composition and sound synthesis, spatialization techniques for 3D sounds, and electronic/electroacoustic musicology.