[ISEA2013] Artist Statement: Jon Drummond – Twittering Machine (2013)

Artist Statement

Tweets, once the sounds of birds chirping, are now the data of social media texting; the twittering of this physical computing real-time composition machine is inspired by both birdsong and the chaotic twittering chorus of social media. jondrummond.com.au

  • Jon Drummond (AU) is a Sydney-based sound artist and composer whose work explores interactive electroacoustics, sonification of natural phenomena, acoustic ecology, and real-time interactive performance systems for acoustic instruments. His works have been presented at many festivals and conferences, including The Adelaide Festival, the International Computer Music Conferences, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Jon is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, teaching on the newly established Bachelor of Sound and Music Design degree program. His research interests include human-computer interaction design, new interfaces for musical expression, gesture analysis, improvisation, sound spatialisation and data sonification.