This work is an exploration of rhythmic speech-sounds, combining constantly changing rhythmic streams into a polyphonic network. The composition employs sounds created and composed with a variety of software tools, including Csound, Max/MSP, SoundHack, and athenaCL. Much use is made of an extension to the athenaCL system employing genetic algorithms in the production of rhythmic variants, as well athenaCL's quadraphonic panning capabilities. Sounds sampled and synthesized with these tools are then composed, mixed, and further processed in a digital audio workstation.
Christopher Ariza performing live electronics with KIOKU. More information.