Open Sound Collective presents:
Steve Gisby “Iterative Music”
Iterative Music is an ongoing series of pieces that I’ve been composing since
2014. The pieces are identical in terms of structure and use a simple mathematical process that involves gradually assembling and then superimposing five layers of audio material, with each layer building up in the exact same way. Drawing influence from Steve Reich and Tom Johnson, the pieces are simultaneously predictable and unpredictable, and explore the balance between performer autonomy and strict, logical systems.
In the presentation, I’ll be talking about the ideas behind the concept, how the pieces are created, and also the challenges involved in performing them live.
Steve is a composer, bassist and educator based near London, UK, and holds a
PhD in composition from Brunel University. His music has been performed internationally, and he has given papers and presentations at universities across the UK, Europe and the USA. He also works as an examiner for Trinity College London on their Rock & Pop syllabus, having conducted exams in the UK, Northern Ireland, Italy, India, Vietnam, South Africa, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai and Egypt.