RezNoizBOTs is part of my ongoing exploration of musebots within moment form – a term coined by Stockhausen to describe music that avoids directed narrative curves, and instead exists within stasis – collectively called Moments. RezNoizBOTs, unlike its cousins, is intended for live performance with a live musician, rather than as an installation.
RezNoizBOTs explores how virtual musical agents can interact with a live musician, as well as each other, to explore a unique structure generated for the musical performance. Because the structure is generated at the beginning of the performance, musebot actions can be considered more compositional, rather than improvisational, as structural goals are known beforehand.
Important aspects (sectional points, harmonies, states) are communicated visually to the performer, whose live audio is analyzed and translated for the virtual musebots.
The title refers to the limited sound producing ability of the audio musebots: pink noise sent through extremely tight tuned resonant filters.
version 0.4 with live input (Kontakt’s cello). Pitch tracking of input in LivePerformerBOT, which is sent to ListenBOT, which combines input audio with audio for 7 RezNoizBOTs (in MultiBOT). The cumulative audio is analyzed and compared to the request from ParamBOT; RezNoizBOTs adjust their own timbral output, as well as adjusting their behaviour.
version 0.3 with live input (violincello, via Kontakt) in LivePerformerBOT (formerly NotationDisplayBOT). Pitch tracking of input, which is sent to ListenBOT, which combines input audio with audio for RezNoizBOTs. The cumulative audio is analyzed and compared to the request from ParamBOT; RezNoizBOTs adjust their own timbral output.
version 0.2 with NotationDisplayBOT to display possible pitches and currently active pitches to live performer (adjusted for violin range).
version 0.1 : musebots only, no live interaction. Essentially Moments, with four audio agents (RezNoizBOTs) instead of Ableton Live instruments (but using Live as output mixer).