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Announce: Audiotierra (& other cool stuff) / Expo Manchester / June 25th

Jun 19 2006 | 10:14 pm

In case anyone’s interested in where all this effort on MySQL MXJ
linkage is going: it’s for a new piece called Audiotierra that’s
showing at the Expo event in Manchester this weekend. Audiotierra is
an installation work built around a software ecology – as the genetic
population of the ecology mutates and evolves, software tracks the
genomes and exercises the control points of a granular synthesis engine.

More details at

The Expo event is: – and there
must be other folks here who have cool stuff going on at the Expo
which it would be good to hear about (or even talk about over a beer).

Anyway, the MXJ database linkage seems to be working pretty well, and
I’ve had this thing running for several hours at a stretch without
any serious problems (although an artificial ecology can generate a
LOT of data in a few hours). It does take two or three hours from
cold before I get any decent music out of it, though: I guess the
generic pool needs to be just so. I’m going to be doing some more
soak testing over the next few days – which is probably just as well,
since the exhibition space is a heritage site that used to house
public baths…

— N.

nick rothwell — composition, systems, performance — http://

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