I've been thinking about the Infrapucture concept a lot lately, as a vision statement for changing the present (and not conceptualizing an un-realized future). Live-coded algorithmic pattern-based music suits this necessity of immediacy and involvment with the present moment in a fascinating and (for me) a newly interoperable way. Using a script that I developed, I was able to auto-segment out a number of prior compositions into individual one-shots to be used as slices in the paradigm of TidalCycles patterning scheme, which runs operations on the basis of cycles, providing continuous playback/feedback mechanisms that create an evolving structure.
"Digital infrapuncture is a term that draws attention to stress points in infrastructures and stimulates thinking about how to intervene. As private, corporate infrastructures slowly encroach on the public realm, they may enable privacy breaches through user data extraction, or determine the agency of the user, or may perpetuate systemic inequalities through their very design. Paying attention to the harms they produce is paramount."
released November 5, 2022
Recorded Live at Chapel Performance Space
Good Shepherd Center
Seattle, Washington, United States
2022 August 18
DALL·E 2 Prompt:
"A visualization of infrapuncture, hyper stylized and showing how small-scale interventions have a catalytic effect on the whole."