Chris Heenan: contrabass clarinet
Michael Vorfeld: percussion and string instruments
Adam Pultz Melbye: feedback and signal processing
Ouroboros is a durational work for acoustic instruments, room feedback and adaptive signal processing. Commencing with the acoustic performance of Heenan and Vorfeld, a custom-designed algorithm records the music and plays it back into the room over and over again. At first, the effect is one of allowing the musicians to perform with iterations of their past actions. However, as a slow feedback loop builds up through the multiple playback iterations, the room resonances and digital processing smear the playback to generate a texturally rich and resonant sonic environment where acoustic and digital ecologies merge.
Photos: world in a room