Sinusoidal Tendencies Philip Mantione

In this piece I randomly juxtaposed discrete sections of equal duration in time. Each section is a mini-drone that evolves slowly until it is abruptly interrupted by the next. I wrote a program using MAX/MSP to generate and manipulate sixty sine waves. Within each section, the frequency of individual waves is fixed, however, each is subjected to continually shifting amplitude curves. Frequency distributions were configured within a constrained randomness or loosely centered around harmonic, logarithmic, or exponential continuums. Intentional clipping was used to create indeterminant harmonic effects.

  • Year of composition: 2000
  • Software used: MAX/MSP, Protools, Soundhack, and AudioSculpt
  • Duration of the submitted work: 9:58
  • Production: Home

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Also part of Containers, Sonic Circuits VIII (Innova 117).

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