'Black Space' Composition


Black Space is a solo performance presented at NIME2020, that presents highly correlated sonic and visual elements.

The piece revolves around the manipulation of acoustic qualities of sound propagation and reverberation in a physical model, that is capable of both synthesizing and rendering sound waves. I gradually populate the black space that stretches across the surface of his instrument with sound sources, creating layered textures and percussive sounds that get trapped and resonate in different 2D shapes and materials. As the piece evolves, I explore the acoustic effects arising as he alters the physical properties of these materials and the shapes these sounds exist in.  

Black Space was composed for the HyperDrumhead, a novel audio/visual digital musical instrument designed a created by Victor Zappi.