Highly Formalized Music Reinterpreted For The Computational Systems And Methods
sin(thesis) is a M P | v H+ project which came to life with the passion of technical and detailed deconstruction of highly formalized music.
sin(thesis), the project that embodies a passion for the technical and detailed deconstruction of highly formalized music. With a focus on exploring the possibilities of computers as musical instruments, sin(thesis) pushes the boundaries of sound and composition in fascinating ways. By reinterpreting masterpieces from 20th-century composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, and others, sin(thesis) brings a fresh perspective to the world of electronic music.
At the heart of sin(thesis) lies the integration of computers as integral components of their musical compositions. Computers serve not only as tools for sound generation and manipulation but also as instruments in their own right. This project seeks to establish a solid repertoire for the computer as a musical instrument, exploring the vast sonic landscapes and expressive potential that can be unlocked through innovative programming techniques, electronic instruments, and software.
sin(thesis) embraces the notion of synthesis in both its mathematical and philosophical senses, creating a rich and immersive musical experience. It invites listeners on a journey of exploration and discovery, where the boundaries of traditional composition and the possibilities of technology dissolve into a vibrant and cohesive whole. With its meticulous attention to detail and passion for pushing artistic boundaries, sin(thesis) stands at the forefront of the electronic music landscape, captivating audiences and redefining the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of computer-generated soundscapes.
The title sin(thesis), holds significance both mathematically and philosophically. The mathematical meaning of calculating the sine of something is rooted in trigonometry, where it represents a fundamental function that describes the relationship between angles and the ratios of sides in a right triangle. However, in the context of sin(thesis), this mathematical foundation takes on a symbolic meaning. It is pronounced simply as the word synthesis, and is directly inspired by a quote by Pierre Boulez:
"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
- Pierre Boulez ( b1925 )