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chaosflöte

sensor-augmented flute

"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written."
-Henry Miller

The chaosflöte combines wireless sensor technology, digital sound processing, and visual programming with the traditional Boehm flute. In facilitating interdisciplinary performances, the Chaosflöte challenges the artist to rethink conventional understandings of performance, composition, and improvisation.

Hardware components include:
- Custom-made KMB (keyswitch motion board) that includes physical buttons, switches, a slider, and integrated motion sensor, which sends input/measurement data via OSC & a 2.4ghz wireless network to a host computer.
- Airflow sensor, also sending values via OSC & 2.4ghz wireless network to a host computer
- Wireless microphone

Compatible software used for the composition of Chaosflöte works include:
-Supercollider
-Max
-Touchdesigner
-...basically any program that accepts OSC ;)

works for chaosflöte

As the chaosflöte is still a work in progress, every piece created for it is an experiment of its capabilities, the reflection of which is used as an input and guidance for further development. The following is a list of compositions made for chaosflöte over the years of its development:

diaphragma (2020) by Melody Chua
>World Premiere (August 2020) at PAM!-Hörmal Festival, Uster, Switzerland

the many voices (2020)
by Melody Chua
>World Premiere (January 2020) at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich as part of the 25 Jahre Datenschutzgesetzgebung in Zürich

A->B (2019) by Melody Chua
>World Premiere (October 2019) at the 2019 White Pulse Marathon [of experimental music!]
>Performance (December 2019) at the 2019 Lange Nacht
>Performance (January 2020) at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich as part of the 25 Jahre Datenschutzgesetzgebung in Zürich

bad decisions (2019) by Melody Chua
>World Premiere (August 2019) at Design Biennale Zürich
>Performance (September 2019) at Swiss Digital Day
>Performance (September 2019) at Refresh #2/Digital Festival Zürich
>U.S. Premiere (November 2019) at the University of South Florida (artist residency)
>Performance (December 2019) at the 2019 Lange Nacht
>Performance (January 2020) at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich as part of the 25 Jahre Datenschutzgesetzgebung in Zürich

NEXTION (2018) by Melody Chua (alpha-state ver. 4 instrument)​
>World Premiere (September 2018) at ZHdK Highlights 2018; Zürich, Switzerland
>U.S. Premiere (October 2018) at Hidden Springs Ale Works as part of the program Terroir New Music 007: Digital Juice Tampa, Florida
>Performance (October 2018) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Daytona Beach, Florida
>Performance (November 2018) at La Côte Flute Festival Gland, Switzerland

Human Sequencer (2018) by Benjamin D. Whiting(alpha-state ver. 4 instrument)​
>World Premiere (June 2018) DIMENSIONS:Chaosflöte
Final Master Recital at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Zürich, Switzerland
>U.S. Premiere (October 2018) at Hidden Springs Ale Works as part of the program Terroir New Music 007: Digital Juice Tampa, Florida
>Performance (October 2018) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Daytona Beach, Florida
>Performance (November 2018) at La Côte Flute Festival Gland, Switzerland

How Am I Not Myself? (2018) by Howard Kenty (2017 Null-state Commission Competition Winner) (alpha-state ver. 4 instrument)​
>World Premiere (June 2018) DIMENSIONS:Chaosflöte Final Master Recital at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Zürich, Switzerland

Chaos Ver. 4: Circle (2018) by Melody Chua (alpha-state ver. 4 instrument)​
>World premiere (February 2018): ZHdK Academic Advisory Committee Event: "Future of Creative Industries"
>Performance (June 2018) DIMENSIONS:Chaosflöte Final Master Recital at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Zürich, Switzerland
>U.S. Premiere (October 2018) at Hidden Springs Ale Works as part of the program Terroir New Music 007: Digital Juice Tampa, Florida
>Performance (October 2018) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Daytona Beach, Florida
>Performance (November 2018) at La Côte Flute Festival Gland, Switzerland

Prelude for an Avenoir (2017) by Melody Chua (alpha-state ver. 4 instrument)
>World premiere (September 2017): Timucua White House, Orlando, Florida
>European Premiere (September 2017): Digital Festival, Zürich, Switzerland (http://creativezurich.ch/events/event/creative-zurich-wednesday-on-tour-digital-festival-zurich/)
>Performance (September 2017): Zürcher Hochschule der Künste "Insights," Zürich, Switzerland
>Performance (September 2017): Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Highlights Festival, Zürich, Switzerland

Entropic Atelier Nr. 3 (2017) by Benjamin D. Whiting (alpha-state ver. 4 instrument)
>World premiere (September 2017): Timucua White House, Orlando, Florida

Chaos Ver. 2b (2017) by Melody Chua (alpha-state ver. 3 instrument)
>World premiere (April 2017): Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich, Switzerland
>Performance (May 2017): Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich, Switzerland
>Performance (September 2017): Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Highlights Festival, Zürich, Switzerland

HCaos Ver. 2 (2017) by Melody Chua (alpha-state ver. 2 instrument)
>World premiere (January 2017): E-Werk Geburstag der Künste, Freiburg, Germany, broadcasted by Südwestrundfunk Deutschland

Selective Memory (2016) by Melody Chua (alpha-state ver. 1 instrument)
>World premiere (July 2016): Atlantic Music Festival Future Music Lab at Colby Art Museum, Waterville, Maine

Entropic Atelier Nr. 1-2 (2016) by Benjamin D. Whiting (alpha-state ver. 0 instrument)
>World premiere (May 2016): University of Illinois School of Music, Urbana, Illinois

Chaos Ver. 1 (2016) by Melody Chua (alpha-state ver. 0 instrument)
World premiere (May 2016): University of Illinois School of Music, Urbana, Illinois

Babby’s First Song (2016) by Melody Chua and Benjamin D. Whiting

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