The Loop

The Loop explores the possibilities of co-located performance, decentralised composition, and the acoustics of network. This performance begins with a brief improvisation presenting acoustic sources to excite the network. This material is shared, transformed, and reintroduced into the composition. This process continues through successive generations until a predetermined time or a point at which the composition naturally concludes. The result is an integrated meta-instrument and an emergent composition, with no one artist being the sole performer or composer. Remote participants are represented locally by a mono speaker enabling the audiences to hear the transformation of audio through the networked instrument. 

Performed at arts.on.wires 2011, Oslo and NIME 2011, Oslo.

The Loop presented at NIME 2011, Copenhagen.

Jackson4 (Jason Dixon, Tom Davis, Alain Renaud, Jason Geistweidt) is a collaborative investigating the possibilities of co-located performance, decentralised composition, and the acoustics of network.  Through a series of complex audio interconnections, the ensemble creates, transforms, and exchanges live source material over the performance network.  As this material is processed and reintroduced into the network, the composition mutates from the original concrete sources to abstract invention.  The result is an integrated meta-instrument and an emergent composition, with no one artist being the sole performer or composer.

Publications

Davis, T., Geistweidt, J., Renaud, A. and Dixon, J., 2012. Interfacing the Network: An Embedded Approach to Network Instrument Creation. In: International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2012 9-14 September 2012 Ljubljana, Slovenia.