This work is an interactive composition: the live performers play composed music, while a computer system, monitoring the performance with microphones, creates new music in response. The real-time computer music system produces musical accompaniment with various synthesis methods, as well as processed micro-samples captured from the microphones. Rhythms and melodies generated by the computer system are, at times, pre-composed, and other times, generated algorithmically in response to the performers.
The title of this work is taken from Allen Ginsberg, a poet whose observations of the last century have a growing relevance in the beginning of this century.
Wynn Yamami, odaiko, performing "moloch whose name is the mind" on 6 May 2003. More information.