Synthesis of a Macro Sound Structure within a Self Organizing System

Sinan Bökesoy
DAFx-2007 - Bordeaux
This paper is focused on synthesizing macro-sound structures with certain ecological attributes to obtain perceptually interesting and compositionally useful results. The system, which delivers the sonic result is designed as a self organizing system. Certain principles of cybernetics are critically assessed in the paper in terms of interdependencies among system components, system dynamics and the system/environment coupling. It is aiming towards a self evolution of an ecological kind, applying an interactive exchange with its external conditions. The macro-organization of the sonic material is a result of interactions of events at a meso and micro level but also this exchange with its environment. The goal is to formulate some new principles and present its sketches here by arriving to a network of concepts suggesting new ideas in sound synthesis.