The Descent of Dust
The Descent of Dust (2017)
Custom software, speakers, monitor, Yamaha VSS30 Synthesizer
A multi-channel, algorithmic music performance driven by a computer program that simulates bacterial growth. Cultures grow, run out of food, and suffer repeated population crashes. Each new generation is made audible via samples from a broken keyboard the artist kept since childhood. Each has it's own unique sonic genome. The broken keyboard is played in an improvised conversation with the living (and dying) populations, tying a thread through each discrete life cycle in a meditation on failure and death.