Chris Clock

thoughts become signals become sound

About me

My name is Chris and my passion is music and the technology behind it. I am currently doing the Audio Communication and Technology master programme at the Technical University of Berlin, specializing in signal processing.
I am participating in the the HPI School of Design Thinking Basic Track and working at the T-Labs Innovation Laboratory in Berlin.

In my free time I produce music, dj and organize parties in and around Berlin. Below you can find some of my current and past work (might contain techno).

Current Projects

Sound generation using boids

To connect multiple areas of interest, I decided to implement a sound generation tool based on the behavior of bird-like-objects (boids). As I am also currently playing around with a couple of WS2801 LED strings and a teensy micro-controller, the idea was quickly to visualize what's happening on a tiny LED matrix.

The video below shows the maxMSP implementation and the LED visualization:


An interactive installation, where a visitor is led by sound and light to discover boxed rooms.

LED Timer

Quick prototype of a potential implementation of a time timer using slow visual change.

Rainbow frame

A slowly changing picture frame, emitting nothing but color. Using the same strings of WS2801 LEDs and the teensy. Still looking for a fitting diffusor.

Signal processing

I am also working on several signal processing related algorithms, like stable onset detection using cepstrum analysis and the automatic comparison of simulated room acoustics to real BRIRs.


If you like a more coherent listening experience, please check out my last set below (new one coming soon!)

Old Work

  • re:aktion - An interactive, multi-modal interface that allows the listener to modify music play through movement. Implemented using a Microsoft Kinect and Processing.

  • A handmade ambilight solution using 50 WS2801 LEDs and a raspberry pi, running openELEC and the boblight plugin.

  • Simulation and comparison of large Wave Field Synthesis arrays using Matlab, the SFS toolbox and the SSR Renderer. This work was done in the course of my BA thesis Coloration of virtual sources in Wave Field Synthesis for different loudspeaker spacings, which in turned into the paper Coloration in Wave Field Synthesis, AES 55th Conference paper 59

  • MonoToni - A quasi-modular hybrid synthesizer, build by a small team of electrical engineers at the TU Berlin.

  • A modified build of the minimum theremin kit.


I am best reached via email at:
me [at] chrisclock [dot] com