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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 February 18, 2014 One Comment
Browser-Based Theremin Made with Web Audio API

Check out the browser-based theremin at http://www.femurdesign.com/theremin/. Apparently it was built using only javascript and the Web Audio API.

Written By: evan on September 27, 2013 No Comment

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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 January 22, 2012 No Comment
Interview with Viznut, Creator of Minimal Art Platform IBNIZ

Recently, this video of IBNIZ in action made its way around the electronic music blogosphere. IBNIZ is an extremely enigmatic art platform. It’s not necessarily easy, or pretty, or even broadly useful. IBNIZ is uniquely targeted at a small coterie of artists with specific aesthetic goals. I had the opportunity to [...]

Written By: evan on January 7, 2012 No Comment

Rendering video in Processing is easy. The MovieMaker class makes it incredibly easy to render Quicktime video files from a Processing sketch. Unfortunately, Processing doesn’t supply tools for rendering audio using the MovieMaker class. Hence, rendering the output from a multimedia program can really be a headache.

I’ve spent a lot of time working [...]

Written By: evan on December 31, 2011 No Comment

As demonstrated by the video, IBNIZ (Ideally Bare Numeric Impression giZmo) is a virtual machine and a programming language that generates video and audio from very short strings of code. Technically, it is a two-stack machine somewhat similar to Forth, but with the major execption that the stack is cyclical and also used at an [...]

Written By: evan on November 3, 2011 No Comment

First of all, I probably shouldn’t attribute this algorithm to Phil Burk. I imagine that many people have implemented a version of this algorithm. It’s a simple, almost fundamental musical algorithm, but he is the first person who brought it to my attention, so for the time being, I will call it Phil [...]

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