a mode of procedure :a way of doing something
Composer: Francesco Bossi
The idea at the basis of Modus is to read an audio file at any speed and any direction.
As anyone knows, it is possible to read an audio file faster or slower than the normal rate. It is also possible to increase (or decrease) the rate until hundred of times. The original sound is used like a periodic waveform. In this way I designed a specific synthesizer in the Max Msp environment.
About the form, there are some recurring episodes: the can, the spring, the farm, the voice, das glashaus(the glasshouse), the ring bell.
The audio files were three (a movie soundtrack, a drum roll and a piano prelude) and I used them one by one avoiding any type of multi tracking.
The spectrum was also divided in eight bands by a multi-band spectral filtering system (100Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, and so on). So each band generated a specific file to be sent to the spatialisation algorithm, managed by an Lfo.
The result is an energetic and moving raw sound. Some times is pulsing some other is more contemplative. Hope you enjoy.