SoundMasses is a generative audio piece presented in a virtual reality environment.
Three "sound objects" perform endlessly using a library of hundreds of samples written by Kevin Anthony and recorded by Hannah Johnson and Stuart Wheeler. The samples are static compositions ranging from a few milliseconds to twelve seconds.
Each sound object has distinct parameters that dictate its performance behaviors. A sound object may choose to be silent, to perform its own volition, or to sing within the same aesthetic of another sound object.
The result is emerging personalities that define each sound object. As the sound objects interact with each other, their choices and emotions become apparent.
Performed by Stuart Wheeler and Hannah Johnson McLaughlin