Julian Rohrhuber (Germany) is professor for music informatics and media theory. He teaches at the Robert-Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf in the Institute for Music and Media and is associate researcher at University Siegen. His texts consider issues such as abstraction and agency, for instance in "Mengenlehre", in: Becker, Cuntz, Kusser, "Unmenge - Wie verteilt sich Handlungsmacht?" Fink 2008, and "New Mathematics and the Subject of the Variable", in: Fürlus, Zielinski, Variantologie 4, Bh. König, 2010.
Publication list: http://www.fk-427.de/Profil/JulianRohrhuber
<<> and <>> - Two simple operators for composing processes at runtime
Dynamic rearrangement of synth graphs can be an interesting method to move from one sound to another and from one idea to the next. It also implements the common graphical paradigm of "patching". In analogy to function composition operator <>, two new operators, <<> and <>> help to compose running processes of node proxies. This brief paper gives a few examples how they can be used for sound synthesis.
Š - Introducing Sonification Variable Š
This short paper introduces the notion of sonification variables, which help in the field of sonification, in moving beyond analysis of measured data towards the theoretical relations between them. A new symbolism is suggested to make this possible independently of specific disciplines. The introduction of such variables into arbitrary formalisms is described in terms of a general sonification operator Š.
Meaning without words
(Renate Wieser in collaboration with Julian Rohrhuber and Alberto de Campo)
Instead of listening to the phonetic structure of words, we listen to the layered silent grammatical structures of sentences. For this, we sonify linguistic data, which associates multiple structural interpretations with specific sentences from a comparative linguistic corpus of Old, Middle, and Early New High German, as well as recent newspaper material. We are grateful to Anke Lüdeling, Professor at Humboldt University for the kind collaboration. This project will be exhibited as an installation within an exhibition on conversational art and early computer art (featuring the work of the pioneers Kurd Alsleben and Antje Eske) at the ZKM in Karlsruhe from October 2010. The talk gives a brief insight into the work in progress.