A DVD-ROM (for MAC and PC) that contains 5 sound compositions generated in ³real time² by a computer algorithm. The works are: Room Piece Twenty-four; Noema; Steiner Suite; Unintending; Scene
NOTE: These compositions must be installed on a computer to be heard. Instructions are enclosed. Minimum system requirements: PC: Windows XP, Vista, 1 gig processor speed, 5 gig free disc space. Mac: OS 10.3 or higher, 1 gig processor speed, 5 gig free disc space.
Sound Art, algorithmic composition, chance operations, multi-channel sound systems, immersive installations, computer music; these terms all intersect at a point defined by the new XI release "5SI" by MJS. Schumacher is a composer, curator (he runs Diapason, NY's only "sound art" gallery), and performer, and has been creating computer-generated installations for close to 20 years. His output includes 5 solo CDs, but these were by necessity adaptations of works designed for more or less "permanent" listening situations, in which auditors could explore various modes of listening within sound environments. These works were composed with installation settings in mind, they had no "beginning-middle-end" (even out of order) in the traditional sense. For the CD releases, the pieces needed to be manipulated in various ways to accomodate the medium. A better way needed to be found.