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Negatio

John Kamevaar

Negatio

The title of this work is inspired by Spinoza’s famous statement: Omnes determinatio negatio est. (Every determination is a negation.) The work is the result of a “patch” programmed on an Ensoniq EPS 16+ sampler. Various processes, including random modulation of frequency and loop position, are applied to a short sample of microphone feedback effecting a combination of the aleatoric with a certain degree of predictability. Any instance of the same keypress will initiate a new sequence of events.


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