It was nice to come to Paris and present my doctoral artistic research project Orchestra of Speech at the IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique). The presentation was a part of the Ircam Forum Workshop, and can be viewed in full in the video at my research project blog: http://orchestraofspeech.com/blog/ircam-forum/
In the past year I have been busy as a research fellow in the doctoral level “Norwegian Artistic Research Programme”, an academic program funding practice based artistic research. My research project is called “The music of language and language of music”, and deals with the musical content of speech, trying to utilize it as a direct source for creating new music. This idea is a kind of continuation of the way I have used dialogue as a method and metaphor in my “Hammond Dialogue” concert series and recordings earlier.
I have set up a researcher’s blog at http://orchestraofspeech.com where this project will be documented with music, findings, thoughts and background research.
I have posted a few videos on vimeo for some pendulum studies that I am working on to explore how the physics of a pendulum can be used to generate music.