Human Network, Machine Nostalgia (2016-2018)

A piece for three or more instrumental performers based on a relational notation system and a cybernetic approach to improvisation


This is a piece for three or more instrumental performers based on relational mechanisms taking place in the domain of sound and distributed among the musicians. Functions and descriptors are the two main aspects of the score. Two behaviours, diverging and converging, describe the functions, which, respectively, correspond to the characteristics of positive and negative feedback mechanisms concerning a state of equilibrium in a system. The descriptors are musically-relevant information extracted from the context by the performers and used to deploy the functions.