John Hails

BA (Hons), MA, PhD, PGCert, MISM

  • BORN 1978 Chertsey, Surrey, England
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Title: Organism vii
Written in: 2017
Performed by: Frances M Lynch

Emma Hart’s work with algorithms, to generate multiple solutions from which the best fit can be selected, is imitated by the musical structure of organism vii. Multiple permutations of a simple string of pitches are sung, with the performer choosing their favourite. They vary their tone production as they go through the process, ‘mutating’ their delivery before they settle on something they like