Network Music Festival

Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020

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Chronophonics is an internet installation and collaborative music experience. Inspired by collaborative internet art like Reddit Place and Photoshop Tennis, Chronophonics is a public musical canvas, editable by anyone who visits the web page. The page contains several different musical sequencing interfaces which explore various musical structures. Visitors can experiment with the music in their own browser, and change it as much as they wish in a personal canvas. When they are ready, they can submit some of their changes to the public canvas, for everyone to hear. For some of the interfaces, visitors can make changes to any part of the sequencer they want, but for others visitors will be “conducted” to make choices of a particular type by an automated conductor. Some interfaces will have an algorithmic conductor, while others will be conducted by the authors of the installation.

Alec Resende is a musician and hacker, who’s spent the last decade streamlining his creative processes into a unified system for artistic expression. He co-founded Universal Sequences to develop a browser-based DAW, which melds core aspects of several hardware sequencers with a community-based, knowledge-sharing ethos. He hopes to empower collectives to cooperate artistically and economically.

Avneesh Sarwate is a musician, programmer, and multimedia artist whose work centers around audiovisual improvisation and performance. His creative practice melds both live performance and interface design, exploring how creative tool development can influence aesthetics and vice versa, particularly in the realms of music and real time graphics.

Ryan Rose is a saxophonist and technologist, and an alumnus of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology. His creative works include musical robots, physical musical interfaces, and experiments with human voice in digital composition. Ryan works as a cloud engineer at Bose in Boston, Massachusetts.