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equal parts installation, performance, and ritual

[Post updated for those seeking event details.] The Turing installation will go live at 7PM on Friday, 22 June, 2012 and the short concert will begin around 8PM. There is a dedicated┬ápage on this blog where you can get many more details on the event. I am using that page to track collaboration progress and […]

a seattle concert and installation in honor of Alan Turing

On June 22, I will be curating and performing in an evening concert/installation in honor of the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth. His birthday is actually the next day, but if you adjust for time zones, we can sort of get away with it… The event will be held as part of the Wayward […]

why cellular automata work for music

Several people have suggested that I post about cellular automata and music, since two of the pieces on the IOLET CD, Simple Automata and Sixteen-color Prime-generating Automaton, use one-dimensional cellular automata to provide their underlying structure. The subject has also been in the news with recent blog posts about using two dimensional automata for generative […]

more musical Turing machines

During the Anathem music project, I tried to imagine many different ways that music might be integrated into the daily lives of the avout, not only in the obvious celebratory liturgical uses, but also as a tool for learning, remembering, and computing. One manifestation of this, geometric games for exercising the learning mind, I’ve already […]

RADIUS unplugged

Over the weekend, Perri and I performed a new piece at Seattle’s “Arts in Nature Festival.” As is usual in Seattle, this site-specific piece was performed in a steady rain, but fortunately for us, our venue was inside a large geodesic dome in the center of a meadow. While the rain kept the number of […]