CAFA Undergrad Thesis

By spatializing Live Set framework in electronic music as an area-based quantization and mixing system, it explores spatialized mixing mechanism of acoustic space as an interactive acoustic museum. The attenuation and physical reflection become the mixing medium in both real world and virtual world. As an installation, the gesture becomes the key of real-time sound generation, enabling every audience as a performer of acoustic space.

Two sets under different scales derived from the narrative – “GAP+” as an architecture and “GAP-” as an instrument/installation for everyone. 



Instrument units and sample units are designed in pairs and embedded in curved chambers of community space. Sample Units are connected with samplers, which collect and store sound from GAPs in Kulangsu. While walking through the space, we experience a remixed soundscape of the whole Kulangsu. Instrument Units are semi-open gallery spaces, audiences tracked by sensors trigger notes of the performance. 



With sensors and a spatial audio system built with c# and MAX/MSP, it translates space information into sound scenes. By collecting sound in Kulangsu, what we play on GAP- HERE, is connected to THEREs on Kulangsu.


An early essay written in 2019, about the first iteration in the thesis project at CAFA.