Algorithm

Minguet Quartet

String Quartet No 5 Algorithm, in one movement (2018)

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Concert Hall, School of Music, Cardiff

30 January 2018

Art Gallery No20, London

01 February 2018

Algorithm in one movement is born out of frequencies, reverberations and recurrences happening exactly where a composing algorithm has been used au contraire, observing and working with ‘parameters and factors left behind’.

A musical poem born out of absent numbers, hidden sounds, whispers and dust unfit for the magnetic tape’s boxes.

PROGRAMME

London

Thursday 01 February 2018

Minguet Quartet:
Ulrich Isfort, violin
Annette Reisinger, violin
Aroa Sorin, viola
Matthias Diener, cello

Robert Schumann

String Quartet op. 41 No. 3

Roberto David Rusconi

String Quartet No 5 Algorithm, in one movement (2018)

Visuals Tju-La-Net

Are emotions biochemical algorithms? Are they vital for reproduction and life survival?

 

What is an Algorithm, after all?

Is it just a series of methodical steps that can be used to make calculations, resolve problems and make decisions?

Is it just a set of closed rules in order to be followed and never questioned?

Is everything ruled and designed by algorithms constantly upgraded and improved?

Is algorithm also used when composing, painting and writing?

 

… or is something more?

 

... but not everything lives in the coded realm and is decided in ones and zeros.

 

The distracted calculator, introduced by Alan Touring in his dissertation on computable numbers, acting shadow secretary of internet of everything has been seen often wandering in the morning mist, lost in a quantum world more and more fluid and continuous that it was possible to imagine. Thinkers, philosophers and physicists now openly claim that the noise ‘left behind’ is a structural part of the dark matter we are all made of and resonate within.

 

Algorithm in one movement is born out of frequencies, reverberations and recurrences happening exactly where a composing algorithm has been used au contraire, observing and working with ‘parameters and factors left behind’. A musical poem born out of absent numbers, hidden sounds, whispers and dust unfit for the magnetic tape’s boxes.

 

Algorithm is the swan’s song of science’s naïve presumption of being able to explain everything in everyone, everywhere.