Violin Systems & Performances

 
 

2019 ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Tempe.

2019 New York City Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit (NYC EIS), CUNY City Tech, Brooklyn.

2018 Synthesis Center Demo @ the second annual Herberger Institute Day at Arizona State University.

Improvised performance with Ella Alzua (movement) at SpringDanceFest 2019, Arizona State University.

Transference

Abstract: The newest iteration of my hybrid performance system is Transference. All sound processing modules have been ported into Max for Live and Live 10, with 8-channel output and extensive layers of updated digital signal processing. A sense a tangibility is created through a delicate temporal response.

Publication: S. Thorn. 2019. “Transference: A Hybrid Computational System for Improvised Violin Performance.” Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Tempe

Workshops: B. Metchley et al. 2019. “Composing Ecosystemically in Responsive Environments with Gestural Media, Objects, and Textures.” Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Tempe

System Connectivity Diagram

System Connectivity Diagram

Alto.glove Max for Live Module

Alto.glove Max for Live Module


Improvised performance at the iStage, Synthesis Center, Arizona State University, 2018.

Performance at NYCEMF 2018

Performance at NYCEMF 2018

Windowless

Abstract: An improvisatory performance with my computational system, Windowless, which improves on previous implementations of the alto.glove system, especially its analysis and sound synthesis modules. Rapid machining dynamics are blended with slower textural accompaniment via live-recorded sound.

Publication: S. Thorn. 2019. “A Computational System for Violin: Synthesis and Dissolution in Windowless.” Leonardo Music Journal (29), [accepted]

Demonstration of the Windowless software.


Prototyping

Exploration of an EMG sensor used on the left arm in tandem with the alto.glove.

Augmented Multichannel Violin: exploration and improvisation with an early prototype of Windowless .

Blue: Free improvisation to iStage programs.

Green: Free improvisation to iStage programs.