here’s a sketch of an improv performance I’m posting as a reminder to resume this particular experiment when I have more free time after finishing the thesis.
this piece is done in Pd, using field recordings of a street cleaner machine; also some granulation controlled by a particle swarm simulation, providing some great organic bass sounds in the later stages (and mids earlier on); a glitch/pop generator run through a loop catcher; and an inertial-physical-model-controlled drone providing some slowly descending glue tones, though occasionally damaged by very slight dropouts serving as a reminder to use Pd with Jack for better reliability.
as i said, a sketch only, but with elements well worth a revisit. the swarm-granular-bass might be an interesting anchor for some warped dsp dubstep hybrid (!?).