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KISS2014 Presentations

Recordings from the four sessions of presentations at KISS 2014 in Lübeck Germany. A complete schedule of the sixth annual Kyma International Sound Symposium can be found at

KISS2014 -- Swarm Synthesis in Kyma: Cristian Vogel

In Kyma, the position of a Worker Bee following a Queen Bee is updated every millisecond by the Capytalk expression

swarmFollowFromPosition: velocity: acceleration: friction:

This simple algorithm, inspired by the dynamic behaviour of swarms in nature, can control the parameters of multiple Sound objects.

This talk will demonstrate how a simple allegory can be transformed into a complex compositional technique called Swarm Synthesis.

Sunday 28 September 2014, Musikhochschule Lübeck Kammermusiksaal