Øyvind Brandtsegg: Composition and mapping in sound installations “Flyndre” and “VLBI Music”

A lecture by Øyvind Brandtsegg (NTNU) on sonification, including sound design, interface implementation and perceptual analysis.


The sound installations "Flyndre" (2006-2026) and "VLBI Music" (2013-2020) are long-running public sound works based on algorithmic composition techniques and mapping of environmental data. In this talk, Brandtsegg will look at the ideas behind each of the works, the composition process, and how the data is mapped to audible changes in the resulting music.


Øyvind Brandtsegg is a composer and performer working in the fields of algorithmic improvisation and sound installations. He also produce software for audio processing and performance. Perhaps most renowned is the Hadron Particle Synthsizer VST plugin, and the feature extration and modulation package "featexmod".  As musician and composer he has collaborated with a number of excellent artists, e.g. Motorpsycho, Maja Ratkje, and he runs the ensemble Trondheim EMP. The latest release with Trondheim EMP is "Poke it With a Stick" / "Joining the Bots" on the Crónica label in March 2019. Recent writings include Csound: A Sound and Music Computing System (Springer, 2016, with J. ffitch, S. Yi, J. Heintz, O. Brandtsegg, and I. McCurdy).


The web page contain a detailed description of the work VLBI Music. Especially the section “Data and composition” contain technical details that might be useful as preparation for formulating questions during the session.

Published Jan. 18, 2019 8:33 PM - Last modified Mar. 11, 2019 11:36 PM