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MORI Takeyoshi / 森 威功


The Entropic Forest for Flute and Computer

Birth Y: 1972 Birth C: JAPAN Gender: Male

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Performer(s): Kim Youngmi

First perf.: ACMP (Asia Computer Music Project), Keimyung University, College of Music & Performing Art, Composition Department 2800 Dalgubeoldaero, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu, Korea

Perf. Country: KOREA (South)

Prog. notes: This piece is composed for solo flute and computer as part of the sound installation for an exhibition of Heiner Schiling’s photography. The exhibition was held at Yokohama Museum of Art in 2000. In his pictures taken around Tokyo, the unformalized scenery of local and partial urban developments is captured as snapshots from our everyday life. Everything is of equal significance, free from human emotion, and contain no optical effect. As a result, everyday detail is presented from Schiling's unique perspective where humans are just a small part of the greater details of the city landscape. As of 2010 the entropic forest continues to spread. The orignal recording composed in 2000 was generated through compositional algorithms and sound synthesis, signal processing instruments written in the computer music language RTcmix. For the part of the flute some of the motifs quote from the fragments of the original recording. A live-computer system built in Max/MSP extends the sounds of the instrument using various types of real-time sound processing techniques such as granular sampling, spectral modulation, and spatialization.

Editor: M.B. / Tamamo Nagai