Subtitle // give me a homeland
Audio only // soundcloud.com/lizrainsberry/a-subconscious-stream
Generated composition based on post // twitter.com/poem_exe/status/825243217746653184
‘A subconscious stream’ is a generative composition using API from a Twitter bot, in this case, @poem.exe, having data parsed through an OSC parameter (Processing) to collect and return into a Max 7 patch. This then allows Max to create its own aleatoric, generative composition, using the API of various Twitter bots - in this case, @poem.exe - as source material. You can refresh the dashboard of the user’s Twitter API through Max, in order to get new tweets, as and when they update, which you can then select to convert into numerical values, which then converts to a note value on a score. Or, you can search for certain key words, or a phrase, and generate using tweets received from those words or phrases.
This was something I created, as part of my MMus in Sonic Arts, to present one of the ways that text-sound composition has evolved over the course of the 20th and 21st Century. This can further develop to a bigger-scale installation, using PureData or SuperCollider to explore similar patches, or using something like Jitter for visuals.
The Banality of Affect (2015) (vimeo.com/119537689)
Tweet Harp (2012) (nime.org/proceedings/2012/nime2012_66.pdf)
Listening Post (2001) (vimeo.com/93514236)
Liam Cooke (twitter.com/inky & twitter.com/poem_exe)
Annie Goh (twitter.com/annie_goh)
Michael Mckellar (twitter.com/Mich_Mckellar)
Tom Mudd (tommudd.co.uk)