The Composition

Variable 4 takes the form of an eight-speaker installation which responds to weather sensor data in real-time, generating music which reflects the current atmospheric conditions. This section describes the structure of the piece, from its physical form to the twenty-four movements which make up its musical content.

  1. Structure: Elements and layout of the physical installation.
  2. Score: A visual representation of Variable 4's musical structure.
  3. Movements: Variable 4's twenty-four movements, each corresponding to a set of weather conditions.
  4. Wormholes: Navigating between distant parts of the score.