Martin Carlé (Germany) has a background in recording, music technology and programming. He studied Musicology, Philosophy and Cultural Studies at the Univ. of Hamburg and at the Humboldt University of Berlin. 2003-2008 he taught Media Theory assisting the establishment of the Media Studies Department at Humboldt University. 2009 he moved to Athens where he works on his PhD that entails a re-enactment of ancient Greek music theory, its para-semantics and epistemology of melodic process with the help of SC.
Fourier-Scratching explores an unsung aspect of the celebrated analogy between sound and rhythm: the core triad in signal processing—analysis (DFT), manipulation of the spectrum, re-synthesis (IDFT)—is applied to rhythmic loops. Onsets of the discrete time loop are mapped onto a Riemann-Sphere, representing complex numbers whose amplitude and phase encode loudness and sound color. SC + Horde3D equip the "Fourier DJ" to sonify rhythmic loops by "Scratching" their Fourier coefficients.