A Show Case for SC Tweets


This installation was developed for the SuperCollider-Symposium 2010 in Berlin. It was shown among other installations at the .HBC in Berlin-Mitte. The codes were shown via backprojection onto a glass window of an empty shop. The sound was projected via the same window with the help of a few transducers so that the code was both visually and auditive perceiveable by the pedestrians passing by.

A second presentation took place at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2011 in Huddersfield, UK. This time in a room on the ground floor of the Creative Art Building of the University of Huddersfield.


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programme notes

SuperCollider tweets are short pieces of code limited to the short length of 140 characters (twitter messages). Last year there was a lot of activity around SC tweets, resulting, for example, in an album of 22 pieces, called sc140. In a way, SC tweets are related to the human ambition of avoiding redundancies, like in science where Occam's razor is often interpreted in the sense that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one, or when composers decide to use only limited base material (a sound, a theme) as a starting point but make rich and complex pieces out of them.
My installation is just twittering out to the street what other users have written: several hundred mini compositions, smart algorithms, complex rhythms, compact soundscapes, evolving textures, syntactic adventures ...


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