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September 24, 2014

Media Object: . . . silence of things secret . . ., by Matthew Goodheart

Immerse yourself in Matthew Goodheart's performance for our Resonance series. “This work is a hybrid between a sound installation and a composition," says Goodheart. "It is a piece for eight metal percussion instruments, which are controlled by computer. The work employs recursive physical object electroacoustics, a process that involves the stimulation of a real-world object (in this case a gong or cymbal), importing the resultant data into a computer environment for mixed synthesis, and outputting the result back into the instrument via a transducer attached to its surface. While the sound is generated electronically, its ultimate realization is acoustic. The instruments seem to sound of their own accord.”