International Artist Residency / Agreement between the “Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec” and the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
Printers contain motors which produce controllable pitches as the printer nozzle travels within the small space. During this residency, I will first compose a series of small etudes exploring the musical structures produced by the printing of simple patterns, shapes and structures on 3D and 2D printers. I will then develop approaches to amplifying and spatializing the sounds of these motors in a 3D audio space, so that the location of the sound in the space reflects where the printing head is within the printing space. Finally, I will work on composing longer pieces which take advantage of the nature of this unique instrument and its complementary listening environment and attempt to answer the following question: with these tools, can one compose music by designing shapes? Ezra Teboul