Interactive audio and visuals
Composer: Benjamin O'Brien
Séquence et Vitesse is part of a series of works that seeks to challenge the distinctions listeners make between instrumental and electronic sound. Unlike instrumental sound, electronic sound, when listeners recognise it as such, is incapable of conjuring images of its producer. For many listeners, the sound of a violin, for example, might conjure up images of a stringed instrument. This of course differs from electronic sound, which is made by something artificial; produced by analog or digital electronics. A listener might imagine a big computer or an alien as responsible for making the “electronic” sound, but this image is contingent on their imagination, which differs among listeners. Given this idea, I seek to introduce noise and perturb the images strongly associated with instrumental sound through various algorithmic and processing techniques. Séquence et Vitesse was commissioned by the Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseille (MIM).