Chaos in Wonderland is an ongoing collaboration with the physicist James Jackson
that started from a conversation about using large scale self regulating macro systems like those found
in thermodynamics or
meteorological weather to create a compositional device/tool. The above is a prototype of a 9-Dimensional
Chaotic Attractor that was made to control the Buchla-200e synthesizer at EMS studios in Stockholm whilst
composer in residence in March 2018. Technically the device creates Op-Amp regulated control voltages generated
via a Baier attractor with 9 dimensions written using the
C++ ODEINT library. The system incorporates
9 thermistors placed inside the interior of the Buchla via its jack holes picking up on the internal heat generated by
the components. The result is a 9 dimensional self regulating system forced by infinite dimensional thermodynamic stochastic noise.
The working name for the project is reference to Clifford Pickover's fractal science
fiction novel, there have also been a series of performances made using a different iterations of the device in 3 dimensions
and with no physical feedback.