Chris Mercer - The Syntax of Constellations

Rapidly changing, gesturally varied solo violin material is processed in real time to create a wide array of accompanying ensemble and orchestral textures. Signal processing techniques include: Dynamic transposition of spectral bands, mass harmonization with variable turbulence, granulation (up to 150 voices) that combines manual control with information derived from spectral analysis, and various time-domain phase vocoder techniques. Signal processing is controlled live via multiple iPads and the resulting output is spatialized in eight channels.



Chris Mercer