AMYGDALA

    AMYGDALA


    The system that controls the audio part uses Max MSP: six sound textures representing the six emotions which are mixed through OSC (Open Sound Control) communication protocol by receiving the data arising from the tweet analysis. In the first stage of data gathering, distortions, minimal reproduction delays (varying from 0.1 to 100 msec.) and strong decay effects are applied, thus obtaining coarse and barely recognisable sounds, while as the emotions are slowly identified, the sound becomes clearer, revealing a melody corresponding to the resulting emotional percentages. What’s more, thanks to a quadraphonic system, the Max MSP patch that we have developed also makes it possible to revolve the six tracks around the spectator, thus creating a disorientating effect until the emotions are identified, marking the end of the AMYGDALA cycle, which is repeated each time in a different manner.