ICLC 2023 Catalogue

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Jia Liu (刘佳), Song Li (李松), Shuoxin Tan (谭硕欣)

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Program Notes

Can algorithms be collaborative? What happens when the Borromean knot is applied to network structures? Can we communicate through numbers? In this performance, the network music ensemble [ _ _ _ ] presents its thoughts on these questions. The members of the ensemble will each live-code their algorithms on their laptops connected through a communication mechanism they have created, the algorithms being live-interpreted into sound in the concert room. The data communication mechanism was developed from scratch during the Covid lockdown in 2020 using the programming language SuperCollider. Their system is mainly based on message transmission. Each member plays the role of a node, sending and receiving messages. They could define and modify the algorithms to reform message chains and time/frequency intervals respectively. Writing and changing rules on the fly, they listen to each other through subtle changes in the sound resulting from their in-time communication.