[for distributed participants]

evolution occurs very slowly or not at all (2020) presents a collection of sound files that may gradually transform over multiple generations. The project is open to distributed participants who select any two of the available files and listen to them simultaneously while trying to recreate what they hear using any sound-producing means. Participants record their recreation and add it to the collection of sound files. Over the course of the project, the files may evolve based on the adaptations and mutations introduced by the participants. The title is taken from Richard Dawkins’ The Blind Watchmaker (1986).

The current audio files can be listened to and downloaded below. If you would like to make a new recording, please follow the instructions in the score and upload using the form here.