Drawn Envelopes

installation, experience design

The process of automating envelopes is a familiar procedure for those who experiment with audio production software. The ability to premeditate the characteristics of a frequency or effect has altered the state of musical composition—relieving pressure to control multiple variables at any given instant by drawing them beforehand. The map that is produced can inform the listener on what’s to come. This proposes an opportunity to visually comprehend the complexities of a composition. By exposing the audience to this type of automation, the audience can understand composition through a new medium and begin playing a part in experimental live music.