Fluid Flows, Transit, and Symbols

Costa K Colachis Glass

Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Article Number: 1287
  • PDF link

Abstract:

Fluid Flows, Transit, and Symbols is a coded composition and re-imagined sonic poem. The primary influence for the design of the piece was pipe flow and fluid mechanics; specifically the transition from laminar (smooth) flow to turbulent flow within a pipe. The sounds and sequences are all designed in SuperCollider and the organization of the composition is composed live and sounds different with every performance. The reading of the poem is processed through granular synthesis, creating new sentences amongst the soundscape at an unpredictable rate. The performance and piece can be adapted to any space and only requires a microphone, a laptop, and a soundsystem.

Citation:

Costa K Colachis Glass. 2023. Fluid Flows, Transit, and Symbols. Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime23-music-1287,
 abstract = {Fluid Flows, Transit, and Symbols is a coded composition and re-imagined sonic poem. The primary influence for the design of the piece was pipe flow and fluid mechanics; specifically the transition from laminar (smooth) flow to turbulent flow within a pipe. The sounds and sequences are all designed in SuperCollider and the organization of the composition is composed live and sounds different with every performance. The reading of the poem is processed through granular synthesis, creating new sentences amongst the soundscape at an unpredictable rate. The performance and piece can be adapted to any space and only requires a microphone, a laptop, and a soundsystem.},
 articleno = {1287},
 author = {Costa K Colachis Glass},
 booktitle = {Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Rob Hamilton},
 month = {May},
 note = {Live Concert 2, Wednesday May 31, Biblioteca Vasconcelos},
 title = {Fluid Flows, Transit, and Symbols},
 url = {https://www.nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime23_concert_2.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}