‘If a radio broadcasts in the forest…’ MASSIA ‘Forest Chatter‘
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‘If a radio broadcasts in the forest…’ MASSIA ‘Forest Chatter‘

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‘If a radio broadcasts in the forest…’ MASSIA ‘Forest Chatter‘

This broadcast was to test a set-up that took a live microphone feed of environmental sounds, an audio stream from Jasmine Guffond’s Listening Back browser extension which sonifies cookie activity, and a feed from a Jitsi meeting, that was fed through WIDI Audio To MIDI convertor and mixed in Ableton Live. The ‘music’ was broadcast into the forest surrounds and looped back into the Jitsi instance. WIDI’s software takes in sounds, converts them on-the-fly into MIDI notation which is then played out through it’s range of ‘soft-synth ’instruments. In trial mode, the plug-in would go silent intermittently. The performance brought a number of chance operations into play.

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