Turbulent flow
for flute and live electronics

Brent Lee
Brent Lee
Composition Date: 2010
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Unspecified electronic
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Programme Note:
Turbulent Flow is a 12-minute electroacoustic work incorporating various strategies for data sonification in its composition. A data set derived from measuring the fluctuating wind velocity of a turbulent air flow was mapped onto a variety of parameters in the design of timbres and in the sequencing of musical events. This mapping includes pitch, rhythm, amplitude, panning, filter frequencies, and various parameters of FM and granular synthesis instruments. The translation of raw data to usable musical information was done using Csound software, while the multi-tracking and triggering of events as well as the processing of the sonic material was achieved with Ableton Live. While this work is part of a larger project to investigate the aural perceptibility of patterns in complex data sets, Turbulent Flow uses the interesting sonic results of these experiments as source material for an artistic work, freely ordering and combining fragments into rich electroacoustic textures. The work was commissioned by Chenoa Anderson with the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.

Premiere Information:
Windsor, Ontario
Studio A, University of WIndsor
11 Mar 2010
Chenoa Anderson


  • Call Number:
  • MI 9110 L477tu
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 13, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (11 p.) ;
    11 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

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