Sync Variations is a collaboration between the composer and sound artist Elad Shniderman, the physicist Moti Fridman, and his colleagues Nir Davidson and Shir Shahal. An article on the scientific research aspect of this project was published in Nature Communications2. This article focuses on the musical performance and score.
The project is the product of a unique interaction between musicians through a custom-programmed network system. This system simulates the network environment of the internet in many ways. However, the piece has not yet been performed over the internet, which naturally will be the next step in this project. In this project, “synchronization” is defined as the operation or activity of two or more things at the same time or rate. “Chaos” is defined as complete disorder and confusion.
2 Fridman, Moti et al., “Synchronization of Complex Human Networks,” Nature Communications 11 (2020): 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17540-7. A short documentary on Sync Variations is available to watch in the “additional files” section of the “Sync Variations” article download page.
Shniderman, Elad. "Sync Variations: For Sixteen Isolated Electric Violin Players and a Programmed Network System." Journal of Network Music and Arts 3, 1 (2021). https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/jonma/vol3/iss1/5