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December 29, 2008 6:23 AM

My first foray into generative music; bass drone with four layers of percussion on top

posted by wastelands (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

very interesting, i like the subtle progression. what, may i ask, is generative music? did you sample noam chomsky? ;)
posted by ageispolis at 2:10 PM on December 29, 2008

ageispolis, thanks. Actually there is a generative basis for AI language generators. :-) Wiki's page on it is pretty lame, but here it is:

Basically the music "composes itself", although you have to setup some parameters and rules for it to do so. Here's the tutorial I used:
posted by wastelands at 2:45 PM on December 29, 2008

ageispolis, you need to read how generative theory is applied to music.

I recommend checking out
A generative theory of tonal music
by Ray Jackendoff who extends a lot of chomsky ideas into music. He even spoke at google once, cool guy.
posted by 5imian at 5:56 PM on December 29, 2008

Furthermore i recommend exploring use of Max/msp as a great way to great generative music.
posted by 5imian at 5:57 PM on December 29, 2008

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