July’s residency starts today. Joao Orecchia responds to Tegan Bristow’s residency.
Composer Steve Reich spoke about Music as a Gradual Process, where musical compositions are themselves processes, and sought to make these processes audible. A process in this case is a set of rules or parameters over time, devised pathways through which to send sonic material. A kind of labyrinth, which will give form to a composition.
For my two week long Floating Reverie, I will be creating processes in response to another participant, Tegan Bristow’s experiments in code. The resulting loops of sound might be seen as an echo, an extension of a process, a process informed by another process. I find it fitting that Bristow’s works are created in a programming language called Processing…