Systems for Violin



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.


Performance at NYCEMF 2018

Performance at NYCEMF 2018


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.

Publications: Thorn, Seth, “A Computational System for Violin: Synthesis and Dissolution in Windowless.” Leonardo Music Journal 29. MIT Press (forthcoming 2019).



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

Augmented Multichannel Violin

Initial exploration and improisation with a prototype of the Windowless system.


Free improvisation to iStage programs.


Free improvisation to iStage programs.