Habitats Michael Lukaszuk

Habitats is a multi-movement computer music composition. Each movement consists of a dedicated algorithmic composition program written in the chucK programming language. All sounds are realized using synthesis in chucK, including some new classes made especially for this piece. During the realization of the piece, there is no intervention through performance, what you hear is a recording the program working through an environment (with some subsequent EQ/compression from a DAW). Each movement can be run for an indefinite amount of time, or according to suggested durations (which are followed in the recording). The piece is called “Habitats” since each movement acts as a kind of ecosystem in which organisms depend on one another, form customs and are affected by the consequences that emerge from each actor’s behaviour. The movements are as follows:

I. Rituals
II. Low
III. Hydrilla
IV. Tardigrade
V. Bromeliads

  • Year of composition: 2021
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Format: Live recording
  • Software used: ChucK, Logic Pro and Izotope RX for compression/EQ
  • Duration of the submitted work: 27:00

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