Constant Plancks is a digital sound sculpture that uses algorithmic composition techniques to create a musical response to traffic noise. The piece listens to the traffic, ponders for a while, then responds by playing an improvised passage through resonant structures. Traffic sounds are picked up by a microphone and broken up into several spectral bands. The contents of the different bands are used to influence a generative electroacoustic music system. All programming is done with Max/MSP software from Cycling 74. Multiples of Planck’s constant, the quantum of electromagnetic action that relates a photon’s energy to its frequency, 6.62607015×10?34 are used throughout the piece to determine pitch relationships. The highly resonant structures that produce the electronic sounds are constructed from cedar planks and loudspeakers.
NOTE: The Installation will be on display 11 AM – 3 PM, July 30 – September 21, Thursday – Monday
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, P0A 1X0
July 30, 2020 11:00 AM
September 21, 2020 11:00 AM