This piece proposes a non-interactive linear macro-structure, where materials have been preselected and organised following a premeditated direction, just in the manner of the fixed-media tradition. However, once we examine the sound materials in detail, we can observe how most of them are being algorithmically generated in real-time using a sonification of cellular automata, producing an ever-different concatenative synthesis effect. These automata are fed by a large array of micro-sounds that have been carefully dissected from a large corpus of industrial recordings at Manchester's MOSI museum.
Given the characteristic spatial dissemination of the cells, it is possible to achieve some kind of sound spatialization by controlling the automaton's initial configuration which defines the particular pattern or motif.
An online interactive demo of automata sonification can also be played here: