Welcome to the first episode of Signal Chain. This pop-up newsletter is a creative collaboration between generative musician Duncan Geere and photographer Oliver Holms.
Over the next few months, we’re going to take it in turns to send creative works to each other as part of a chain of influences. Duncan is kicking off with a generative soundscape, then Oliver will respond to that with a photograph, which Duncan will use as inspiration for another soundscape, and so on. A chain of signals.
The first season will run for 10 episodes, then we’ll publish the whole lot somewhere on the web. New instalments will drop every two weeks or so, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and you can unsubscribe at any time with the link in the footer.
Every chain has to start somewhere, so here goes. This piece has a title, but I'm not going to tell you what it is because I don't want that to influence you. What I will tell you is that my aim was to capture a particular kind of mood, on a particular kind of day. It starts slowly and it builds, but it's never in a hurry. If you're interested in the technical details, it was made with a collection of oscillators, envelopes, voltage-controlled amplifiers, a sequencer, a mixer, a sample player, and a touch of Karplus-Strong physical modelling.
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Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in response.