pour percussion et bande / for percussion and tape
“HeatNoise” is an extended fantasy on the inter-relationship of signal and noise, meaning and error, chaos and order. Out of the opening chaos through the progressively greater disturbances of the underlying order, noise overwhelms meaning until we arrive at the place where the lost messages end — the radio transmissions that were never received, the cries for help that were never heard, the final gasps of those who died alone… Curiously enough, just as researchers in information theory found that indelicate four letter words were the first to emerge from the chaos of random letter orderings, so here we discover that the last sound to be heard as the chaos engulfs us is not swearing but… rock music. “HeatNoise” is one of a series of algorithmic compositions applying principles of fractal geometry to music. The structural foundation for the work is an extended rhythmic figure generated by the fractal equation used to describe errors due to thermal noise encountered in data transmission. BD
oeuvre@40491generated by litk 0.600 on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Development: DIM.