Andrew Wang

Andrew Wang is one of five Digital Humanities undergraduate fellows from the 2014-2015 academic year. At the time of his year-long fellowship project, Andrew was a Senior at Amherst College.

Converging Loops

Using digital technology to generate dense sound from sparse materials

Andrew’s project exists at the intersection of digital technologies and experimental musicality—a space that Andrew describes as a “feedback loop” of compositional practices. Using stomp boxes, MIDI controllers, and Abelton Live in conjunction with traditional instruments like the violin, Andrew will explore experimental approaches in musical processing.

In Andrew’s words:

Generative music refers to a system in which sound elements with limitless possible combinations are set into place, creating a piece of music that is infinitely changing. … Generative systems are used to create a musical space that is somehow detached from the human intent of the original content put into the system.
Read more in Andrew’s blog post “Generative Music and Video Games”