Sounds from the Gray Goo 2.0

Commissioned by Rebecca Danard



April 20, 2010 Sonic Explorations concert at the Cohen Family Studio Theater at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. Rebecca Danard, bass clarinet, composer on laptop.



bass clarinet, laptop

DURATION: 5 minutes


“Sounds from the Gray Goo 2.0” is co-written and commissioned by Rebecca Danard.

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.

Click here for PDF perusal score (forthcoming).

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