Butterfly Effect in Electroacoustic Music

Posted on 02 February 2015

Professor Miroslav Spasov, Professor of composition and music technology in the Music and Music Technology Programmes at Keele University, will examine the  Butterfly Effect in Electroacoustic Music in the latest lecture in Keele's programme of Inaugural Professorial Lectures 2014-15, on Monday, 16 February, in the Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, on the University campus.

His inaugural lecture is focused on employing chaotic attractors to control sound synthesis and processing in real time using software instruments in live electroacoustic composition. He says: “Attractors’ phase spaces have self-similar structures resembling patterns of change found elsewhere in nature. These variations with a self-organising quality provide for the system’s agency and its creative potentials.”

Professor Spasov writes instrumental and interactive electroacoustic music. His works have been performed in festivals and solo concerts in Europe and North and South America. He has received several grants and commissions for creative work from The Canada Council for The Arts and numerous ensembles and festivals. He has developed two software applications for interactive electroacoustic composition, ENACTIV and Attractors Library, and currently is preparing project that will investigate the potentials for multimodal immersive composing creation, that will include vocal expression, instrumental performance, hand and body gestures and brainwaves-driven expression.

Keele's programme of Inaugural Lectures are given by newly established professors within the University and aim to give an illuminating account of the speaker's own subject specialism. The lectures, which start at 6 pm in the Westminster Theatre, are chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Foskett.

This lecture is free and open to all.