Eternal Accelerando

(2015 – ongoing)
DJ/VJ set / audio-visual installation
Shepard tone/Risset rhythm music video mashup

 

 

 

 

Pop music tracks are transformed so the pitch and speed continually rise higher and faster to happy hardcore heaven without ever becoming slower and lower. 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.