Eternal Accelerando

(2015 – ongoing)
DJ/VJ set / audio-visual installation

Shepard tone/Risset rhythm music video mashup


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Extended set at Sonorities Festival, Belfast
Extended set part 2 at Sonorities Festival, Belfast
Radio Juju event at RIB Gallery x WORM Sound Studio, WORM UBIK, Rotterdam


Pop music tracks are transformed so the pitch and speed continually become faster and higher, aiming to reach happy hardcore heaven without ever slowing down or coming down. The process is known as the Risset rhythm based on the Shepard tone, an aural illusion equivalent to Escher’s Stairs. The accompanying music videos are also accelerated, satirising the hyper-sexualisation of promotional videos.

Eternal Accelerando is a DJ (with an optional VJ) set. It is a light-hearted response to accelerationism which calls for an acceleration of technosocial processes to subvert its neoliberal origins or to further capitalist progress to hasten its self-demise.