The sound of chaos can be joyous! This electroacoustic miniature is an exercise that explores the edge of chaos, which is realized by two digital waveguides resonating against the Peter de Jong chaotic map.

For this work, an embedded acoustic instrument was created with five pressure sensors and five potentiometers. As the performer changes the parameters to and fro, the sound romps back and forth between chaotic regimes and more tonal sounds. Long live chaos!

This work was performed at the High Voltage concert in February 2018 at LSU and at the International Computer Music Conference in Daegu, South Korea.

The complete score and mathematical description can be found here.

This dipole instrument was used to perform this work. The right hand operates five pressure sensors while the left hand operates a volume control and other knobs.