Friday 15 June 2018, 7.30pm

Rian Treanor / Nakul Krishnamurthy + Sandro Mussida

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The collaboration between UK based artist Rian Treanor and Indian composer Nakul Krishnamurthy synthesises principles of Indian Classical and radical computer music.

The duo construct a fascinating rhythmic multiverse, developing from Krishnamurthy’s adept use of procedural composition in Carnatic music and Treanor’s expert knack for creating pattern generating systems. algorithmic compositions take shape through a system of continuous development, dissection, and modification of rhythmic and melodic codes. the cyclical patterns and complex time signatures are underpinned by a series of discrete rule based sequencers exclusively written using Max/ MSP.

The work was conceived in Chennai, India in 2016 during a visit by Mark Fell and Rian Treanor as a part of their exploration of Indian Classical music. it was later developed for Counterflows Festival 2017, for the premier of A Carnatic Paradigm, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. the project also took place at various cities in India in December 2017, and is scheduled to be performed at Serralves Contemporary Art Museum in June, 2018.

Sandro Mussida

studi sui sistemi di intonazione, parte I
/ eng, studies on tuning systems, part I /

computer, sandro mussida

following his works in the contemporary classical fields, Mussida presents to OTO a set of digitally interpolated reworks starting from original materials recorded through the years and specifically focused on the relationships between historical, non-equal-tempered tuning systems and their perception to the western, standardized ear.