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Short Circuit

Laptop, graphics tablet & MIDI controller

Jr shortcircuit mstr by pixelmechanic

Short Circuit is a broadly programmatic work for a solo performer that imagines the sonic life of some typical components in an electrical circuit. The work is also a technical exercise that maps a large number of sound files into a relatively small performance surface, while still offering some precision in triggering these files in realtime.

A graphics tablet is used to trigger sound files generated through digital and analogue modular synthesis, and these files can be post processed with an in-line dry/wet balance of amplitude/frequency sensitive gating/resynthesis, clipping/erosion, and subsequent serial high and low pass filters.

The graphic score illustrates the sonic nature of the material, and outlines a target gestural character. Annotations provide instruction for triggering soundfiles and the performer creates fine detail through interpretive, intuitive and exploratory responses to the supplied sound library and processes.

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