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Incantations | Craig Gell - Composer and Sound Artist


An investigation into sounds invoked by ancient symbols and sacred geometry, exploring their mysterious energies and effects within the sonic realm.

The symbols and shapes are used as graphic scores, redrawn in graphical sequencing software (IanniX). A cursor running along each continuous line is programmed (in Pure Data) to produce and control the parameters of a separate tone based on its position and distance from the centre-point. Each symbol forms a unique sonic motif and interplay of pitch and rhythm that gradually shifts in and out of phase.

The work was displayed in a selection of Folkestone’s New Age shops during Profound Sound 2022.