COMPEL Omeka Dev

Big Gizmo

Item

Title

Big Gizmo

Description

computer-assisted composition and computer-generated sounds (additive synthesis) produced with DISSCO

Big Gizmo is a computer-assisted (algorithmic) composition using additive synthesis sounds. It was produced with DISSCO, original software for composition and sound design developed at the Computer Music Project of the UIUC Experimental Music Studios and Argonne National Laboratory. It is also a manifold composition: the total duration of the piece, the durations of sections and events, their start times as well as various characteristics of the sounds (spectrum, frequency, loudness, modulations, spatialization, reverberation, etc.) depend on random selections within set limits. Multiple runs produce multiple variants of the same structure, a family or a class of compositions whose members are equally valid.

Creator

Date

2015

Duration

5:00

Citation

Sever Tipei, “Big Gizmo,” COMPEL Omeka Dev, accessed May 29, 2024, http://compel-dev.vtlibraries.net/items/show/199.

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