Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project

The new Organised Sound issue dedicated to “Re-wiring electronic music” contains my article “Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project” that sums up four years of research with the Rumentarium setup. To be precise: Andrea Valle (2013). Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project. Organised Sound, 18, pp 242-254. doi:10.1017/S1355771813000216.

OS, 18/3
OS, 18/3

Rumentario autoedule

I’ve added on Vimeo a short video of the “Rumentario autoedule” installed in Como for Elettrosensi 2012.

Rumentario autoedule
Rumentario autoedule

In the “Rumentario autoedule” installation the Rumentarium electro-mechanical ensemble, made up of 24 acoustic generators, is coupled with audio analysis capabilities. Two mics capture the surrounding soundscape.
Retrieved pitch and loudness profiles are used to drive the orchestra. As the soundscape around is mostly (even if not only) made up of the same rumentarium, the latter reacts to itself.

Elettrosensi in Como

I’m very happy to be invited to hold on Jan 18/19 2012 a couple of seminars at the Conservatory of Como, for the Elettrosensi cycle of this year. I will speak about audio physical computing, mainly showing a bunch of computationally animated rubbish. The “Rumentario autoedule” installation is included.

Elettrosensi 2012
Elettrosensi 2012