This video was originally published on CIRMMTvideo. View original on YouTube.
Over my many years as a career sleeper, I have, of course, considered the conditions under which the best sleep is to be had. I was not only intrigued by which music was more conducive to my sleep but to others’ (as I had a college dorm mate who took afternoon naps to very loud […]
A few things seemed to have aligned themselves recently, so here’s an attempt to cobble them together into a meaningful form. This is an edited version, with more references, but without a proper conclusion. Richard D James has answered 25 questions from musicians, DJs and producers in an article for the German magazine Groove. In […]
With a little input from my own work in programming tintinnabuli music, Arve Knudsen has created a real-time generative piece using the ChucK programming language. Although it’s based on a short and simple ascending sequence of notes, the algorithm generates enough variation in timbre and register to keep it interesting: http://chuckdemos.meteor.com/demos/contrib/tintinnabuli Arve has written about […]
I’m very happy to announce the publication of a conversation between myself and Roc Jiménez de Cisneros. Our discussion starts with Hanne Darboven’s Opus 17a, a generative piece of music that I translated for EVOL. I’ve written about the technical … Continue reading → This article was originally published on aestheticcomplexity.wordpress.com. See the original post.
Complexification is a collaborative project with Sun Hammer (Jay Bodley of Portland, Oregon). The project is based on a set of rules: 0. Each make a short, simple piece of music. 1. Swap a copy of the piece with the other … Continue reading → This article was originally published on aestheticcomplexity.wordpress.com. See the original post.
The Disquiet Junto is an open group for musicians based on weekly projects that involve some kind of rule or constraint. I’ve been part of it since the start in 2012, when the first assignment was “Please record the sound … Continue reading → This article was originally published on aestheticcomplexity.wordpress.com. See the original post.
The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) is a useful resource for myTintinnabuli Mathematica music project. For each sequence, the OEIS lists the first few terms and describes the algorithm that produces it. I use these algorithms to generate number sequences of various types (regular, fractal or chaotic), which I then translate into musical notes […]