Truce : Strategies for Post-Apocalyptic Computation

Robin Meier and Ali Momeni discuss their sound installation, Truce : Strategies for Post-Apocalyptic Computation, at the Sonica festival in CCA, in Glasgow. Featuring three mosquitoes, the piece explores the natural synchronisation behaviour, which is displayed by male and female mosquitoes when attempting to attract a mate. The males change their buzzing frequency to match that of a female mosquito and enhancing the ability to copulate mid-flight. A computer produces a sound that originates from the North Indian classical vocal tradition of Dhrupad, and the three mosquitoes tune their buzz to that sound.

Sonica is a weekend long sonic arts festival held in various venues throughout Glasgow, that aims to provide a platform for emerging British and International talent. Music, visual art, performance and multimedia feature in this festival, showcasing unique pieces that are rarely seen elsewhere.

Truce: Strategies for Post-Apocalyptic Computation was presented at Sonica 2013, produced by Cryptic.

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