system | sound | code | stream

Pandemic Glissandi

By: Marinos Koutsomichalis
A self-generative live streaming algorithmic composition to be live-streamed 24/7 via Anulios server for a period of several months.
system | sound | code | stream

Pandemic Glissandi

A self-generative live streaming algorithmic composition to be live-streamed 24/7 via Anulios server for a period of several months.

By: Marinos Koutsomichalis

Materials:
Bespoke software, unix server, true random numbers API

Duration:
Variable, from a few days to several months

Produced by: 
Marinos Koutsomichalis

Produced at:
Studio K, Heraklion GR
Anulios, online

Produced in:
2021

Documented by:
Marinos Koutsomichalis

‘Pandemic glissandi’ comes as a creative response to a period of sustained lockdowns and limited – if at all – opportunities for group physical/social activities and live music. A self-generative algorithm running on Anulios server produces four ever-modulated sine waves that slowly manoeuvre the stereophonic field and glide across a frequency continuum. Modulations are directed employing true random numbers – rather than the pseudo-random ones that are typically used in other algorithmic music scenaria – that are calculated from atmospheric noise and retrieved in real time.

An almost two hours long recording can be listened to here:

Below are some photos of the artist’s immediate great outdoors while working on Pandemic glissandi.

Events
  • Performance, Algorithmic live-streaming installation. Anulios; Online. (2021)