Speculative Sound Synthesis App

Paul Abbott Speculative Sound Synthesis Call Application SMEAR DIFFRACTION

Selected examples of recent solo/independent work: 1. SLIP, Three day residency, Cafe OTO, 2023. 2. Playing no solo imagination: Synthesising the rhythmic emergence of sound and sign through embodied drum kit performance and creative writing. 3. Growl, Rubs, Drops, Claps (Live Growth), Live at Atelier Claus, 2022.

SLIP

Example Documentation from SLIP Residency Cafe OTO, Jul 2023

SLIP was a series of three interrelated events across three evenings, developed especially for this residency. SLIP is a liquid which dissolves performers.

The residency performances take place in this liquid. Among other things, this liquid-dramatic environment rejects novelty, encourages the pleasure of unstable edges and enhances a profound suspicion of what is fixed, limited.

The residency starts - soaked in this liquid - by responding to a "Fish Glue Invitation" written in (an unpublished) document called Gyri by the character Small, and others. The invitation proposes conditions for a live performance: "an alter-practice of ongoing unlearning; organic & synthetic movements: dissolving together somewhere between the truck joke and a heartbeat."

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Score Examples

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2. Playing no solo imagination: Synthesising the rhythmic emergence of sound and sign through embodied drum kit performance and creative writing.

PhD. The University of Edinburgh, 2022.

Additional example score images, NSULAR:

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3. Growl, Rubs, Drops, Claps (Live Growth)

Live Performance, Atelier Claus, 2022.

Solo performance recorded live at Atelier Claus, Brussels, March 2022.

Audio (Bandcamp)

Live solo performance of new work developed during short residency: a compositional environment for organic (body) & algorithmic movement. The work continues an ongoing investigation into the mixing of real and imaginary drums, fictional and material environments and movements of the body.

More work and details at paulabbott.net

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