A metronome is a device that produces a regulated audible pulse, used by musicians to maintain a steady tempo. This work investigates using the ‘click’ noise generated from a traditional wind-up model as a way to generate new music.
This work is currently unfinished. I began with the idea of using audio generated from conventional record players to develop new music. The sounds could be acoustic noise taken from the mechanical movements together with clicks, pops and scratches played through the amplified output of the unit. All sounds would be considered as long as they didn’t exist as part of the recorded music.
This work began as an investigation into software synthesizers and virtual instruments with the intention of creating my own. Some software developers focus on producing faithful replications of traditional instruments and classic synthesizers.
Sonic racing car is my second virtual musical instrument. It was shown in Nottingham’s Angel Row gallery as part of the Gamecity festival. For the exhibition I created a special version which uses a computer joystick, in order to remain within the gaming theme.