New Band of the Day #221: Voronoi


Catch Voronoi at ArcTanGent this summer. Boo ya.

Who: Aleks Podraza – Keyboards, Sam Quintana – Bass, Tom Higham – Kit

What: Instrumental math/jazz rock.

Where: Leeds, UK.

Why:  In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram is a partitioning of a plane into regions based on distance to points in a specific subset of the plane. That set of points (called seeds, sites, or generators) is specified beforehand, and for each seed there is a corresponding region consisting of all points closer to that seed than to any other. These regions are called Voronoi cells. The Voronoi diagram of a set of points is dual to its Delaunay triangulation.

It is named after Georgy Voronoi, and is also called a Voronoi tessellation, a Voronoi decomposition, a Voronoi partition, or a Dirichlet tessellation (after Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet). Voronoi diagrams have practical and theoretical applications in a large number of fields, mainly in science and technology, but also in visual art. They are also known as Thiessen polygons.

Yep, I know how to use Wikipedia. It is also the name of a bloody frantic and exploratory trio hailing from Leeds in the UK. Check out their track ‘Robots As Menaces’ below. A dynamic and effortlessly malleable short blast of experimentation, that is wondersome in its combination of immediacy and intensity.

Catch Voronoi at ArcTanGent this summer.

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