Sounds from the Gray Goo 1.01

​CATEGORY: electronic/electroacoustic works
DURATION: 10 minutes
ORCHESTRATION: indefinite pitch metal percussion (4 percussionists), laptop


Sounds from the Gray Goo started (SftGG 1.0) in a live electronic music class with percussionist Kevin Lewis. This setup for the series had an acoustic performer improvising within certain established parameters with a prerecorded and manipulated version of themselves controlled by the laptop artist. This piece is adapted for four percussionists in four corners.


Named after a potential apocalyptic scenario of nanorobots self-replicating to the point of drowning civilization in a “gray goo” because a careless programmer forgets to insert a kill switch, the large-scale vision for the series is to have several similar pieces for various instruments and the program flexibility to pick and choose among them to form a complete set. In other words, _Sounds from the Gray Goo_ is to become a shiny black oil slick in the sea of electro-acoustic music. It would seem that the humans still hold dominion over the machines...for now.

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Click here for PDF perusal score (forthcoming).

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