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Written By: evan on March 7, 2014 One Comment
Disconnected, an Album of Algorithmic Sound Collages from the Web

I’m pleased to announce the release of Disconnected, and album of algorithmic sound collages generated by pulling sounds from the web.

I prefer to call this album semi-algorithmic because some of the music is purely software-generated, while other pieces are a collaboration between the software and myself. Tracks four and six are purely algorithmic, [...]

Written By: evan on October 15, 2013 No Comment

At MUME 2013 this weekend I had the opportunity to hear Al Bile’s GenJam. GenJam is a jazz improviser that improvises using genetic algorithms. In his TED Talk he performs with the system and explains its inner workings.

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Written By: evan on October 8, 2013 No Comment

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Written By: evan on June 1, 2013 No Comment

While reading Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner’s book on women in electroacoustic music, I was reminded of Laurie Spiegel’s Music Mouse program. This is a mouse-driven generative music interface that Spiegel created all the way back in 1981. Spiegel used it to create a lot of her well-known pieces, including Appalachian Grove. Music mouse [...]

Written By: evan on May 30, 2013 No Comment

Fingerlab just released a new music app for apple devices called Musyc. It looks like a fun physics-based simulation that is somewhat reminiscent of Reactable.

Written By: evan on May 14, 2013 No Comment

In this video, a youtube user sonifies various sorting algorithms which are often used in computer programs.

This particular audibilization is just one of many ways to generate sound from running sorting algorithms. Here on every comparison of two numbers (elements) I play (mixing) sin waves with frequencies modulated by values of these numbers. There are [...]

Written By: evan on June 30, 2012 No Comment

I couldn’t find any information about this one, or the artist who made it.

Written By: evan on April 2, 2012 No Comment

The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was recorded by three depth [...]

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