GenDyTrouble: Cyber*Feminist Computer Music (2015-)


The project GenDyTrouble: Cyber*Feminist Computer Music draws on the common etymological ground between generative art/music and gender (Latin: genus, generis, generare, Greek: genos, gonos) to perform a symbolic collision between Iannis Xenakis’ “Génération Dynamique Stochastique” approach to waveform synthesis (shortened to “GenDy”) and Judith Butler’s foundational work of queer-feminist theory “Gender Trouble.” It seeks to interrogate the socio-political implications of “natural” and “unnatural” sounds in the history of electronic music and asks whether, and under what conditions generative processes can be considered sources of emancipatory potential. 

GenDyTrouble: Cyber*Feminist Computer Music is a sound performance with multi-channel capability. The piece is made up of several parts and draws together theoretical impetuses from cyberfeminism and algorithmic composition.