Three Algorithms

Three Algorithms: Strange Connections Between Logic, Disorientation, & Experimental Music – John Berndt

This lecture with performed musical examples by John Berndt, covered aspects of his unique researches into the relationship between unusual formal structures and the phenomenology of time and quantification. The three algorithms in question each involve feedback tuned through “human perception” to create unusual instabilities and sustained qualities. These include “Shadow,” a sort of echo-within a sound; Pi Waves that sound pitched but lack a fundamental frequency; and “Relabi,” a new form of structure based on a paradoxical sense of structure unfolding in time, always slipping an implied pulse.