Highly Formalized Music Reinterpreted For The Computational Systems And Methods

SIN(THESIS)

sin(thesis) is a MP|vH+ project which came to life with the passion of technical and detailed deconstruction of highly formalized music. 


In 2012, we started to use audio programming languages in our works. At first we started with Max/MSP, but during our researches and studies, we understood that Miller Puckett has written his treatise on computer music using Pure data, which is essentially a free and open source version of Max MSP. A powerful tool with a very oppressive learning curve, Pure data helped us to explore some of our own ideas like composing for palindromic frequencies instead of standard pitches. In the meantime we were inspired by the SuperCollider, and the new territories of computer music which were impossible to explore in the past. We did our first live-coding performance using only Pd, but in the next events we used Pd along with SuperCollider, and also some other programming languages such as ixi language and ixi quark. This was the perfect time for us to start a project to perform and reinterpret works from 20th century composers, which was a shared obsession for both of us. This new project was named sin(thesis) inspired by a saying by Pierre Boulez.

Computers are the integral part of sin(thesis) music, and with this project we try to understand and explore the possibility of having a solid repertoire for computer as a musical instrument.

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"it is my belief that our generation will be concerned quite as much with synthesis
as with discovery properly so called - and perhaps even more so. It will be
devoted to the expanding of techniques, the generalizing of methods and the
rationalizing of procedures of composing or, in other words, to synthesizing the
great creative currents that have made their appearance since the end of the last
century." 

- Pierre Boulez 

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