Goyder’s Line v.3 in the works

I’m currently in the process of revising the Goyder’s Line Max/MSP patch with the intention of streamlining the drawing process and adding some additional features to the interface.

In addition to this, the work will be expanded with the incorporation of a video component for a potential exhibition/performance of the work in the future. A summary and audio of of v.2 (2015) can be found below.

A snippet of the revised Max/MSP patch

Goyder’s Line Version 2 release notes (accompanying the Maurilia Sound Studio Volume 4 edition):

“Goyder’s Line” – recorded in April 2015 – is a composition for Max/MSP, vocoder and effects modules. For its structure and form, the work references the geographical boundary (or isopleth) pioneered by George Goyder in the mid-1880’s to denote and determine patterns of rainfall in South Australia. The work’s sonic character (derived from sawtooth waves and the feedback of a Moog MF-108M module) results in a continuous drone; consisting of rich, wavering harmonic tones and textures which are intended to be evocative of the colours, climate, topography and relative stillness of the landscapes that Goyder’s Line passes through.


New Wave: Video Documentation


Slinky as sound generator/mock-reverb apparatus

I obtained a Slinky over the weekend and decided to test it out as a sound generator by clamping a piezo transducer at one end and tapping my fingers at the other end as an impulse.  As you can see in the video it’s a pretty interesting result.

I also experimented with sending various signals through the Slinky using another piezo transducer clamped to the top, operating a bit like a crude spring reverb unit.  The impulses – square and sawtooth waves; recordings of voices and instruments all sounded quite reverberant with (in given cases) slight instances of frequency modulation.  (not included in the video)