A Boring Piece

// 2024

A phone watches Youtube.

A generative sound piece composed from a patch built in Meta Spark Studio. Spark allows for numerous elements of human interaction when creating projects (i.e. smile, blink, head nod, open mouth). This is not surprising as the software was built for integration with Instagram and Facebook. In A Boring Piece user interaction is swapped for a surrogate of algorithmically curated Youtube videos. The composition begins with a video compilation of people yawning and continues through subsequent recommended content.

A unique tone is generated on two separate oscillators each time the program “recognizes” an open mouth. Color and pixelation changes occur simultaneously as the score unfolds.