Algorithmic Composition:

Here’s my first real “piece” made programming in LISP

NOTE-SEX-AND-SOCIETY

Here are the rules of note society:
– A note lives for 20 repetitions
– It begins life with a volume of 127, and decreases by 6 each repetition
– If two notes happen at the same time they will breed if their durations are different
– A new baby note has a pitch based on the addition or difference tones of its parents

2 comments

  1. Carlos says:

    Hey Simon, fancy stuff you got here. I was pretty impressed by this piece. It seems interestingly composed while still feeling spontaneous and semi-random. I really like the idea of notes having children. . . I think it would be great to have a piece like this accompany a flash animation of a similarly random exponential design. Check out http://www.levitated.net/daily for some of this type of stuff. I also really dug がいきょく, I thought the composition was very witty and engaging, and had some good interaction, good brass writing, some nice voicings, and perhaps a programmatic exposition. Cool! Composers For The Win.

    -P.S., what does がいきょく mean? 🙂

  2. Simon says:

    Hey man, thanks…

    … but who’s Carlos?

    gaikyoku means “outside song”

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