parallel voices
duplex drumming
how we communicate
clapping waveforms
weather guitar
audio monitors
data sculpted plants
data sculpted trees
web stream boat
lsd drive
dvd journey
player printer
sprite musketeer
surveillance songs

about me


owl project


Duplex Drumming performed by Sophie Hastings and Jan Bradley at Algomech, Sheffield, 2019

Duplex Drumming is a performance piece for two drummers, live electronics and projected visuals. It was developed as part of a practice based PhD research entitled “Playing code - human rhythm and interaction in computer music”.

In this work, two drummers execute rhythmic binary patterns that produce both music and text. The content of the text produced by the rhythms of the drummers is a meditation on existence within the realms of a digital machine. It draws influence from Deleuze’s prophetic essay Postscript on Control Societies (Deleuze, 1992) which argues how society is becoming increasingly controlled through modulation as rather than the disciplinary institutions described by Michel Foucault.