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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Other Ambient (and related) Music => Topic started by: petekelly on January 23, 2012, 02:46:55 AM

Title: Ambient Music Generator
Post by: petekelly on January 23, 2012, 02:46:55 AM
Interesting take on looping random-ness:

the Ambient Music Generator by Charlie Slick (http://vimeo.com/21093637)
Title: Re: Ambient Music Generator
Post by: False Mirror on January 23, 2012, 09:15:05 AM
Nice one.
Instead of PNRGs from the CD players one could use attractor functions. A friend of mine just tried out some on one of his software synths and it sounded amazing (he was controlling the index of a granular synth module). Attractors usually are more pattern-like, but with random deviations.
Title: Re: Ambient Music Generator
Post by: petekelly on January 24, 2012, 03:50:53 AM
Hi Tobias,

I'm afraid you've lost me a bit on the 'attractor functions' :). I liked this for the physicality of having the 4 discs spinning - a bit like the original tape loops.
Title: Re: Ambient Music Generator
Post by: Seren on January 24, 2012, 10:36:10 AM
I used to play two cassette players with Zeit on - not random but very interesting.
Title: Re: Ambient Music Generator
Post by: Julio Di Benedetto on January 25, 2012, 05:50:52 AM
I like Mr.Slick's thoughts on Randomness
Title: Re: Ambient Music Generator
Post by: ffcal on January 25, 2012, 08:40:25 AM
That  "special moment" Slick describes is similar to something I experienced when I went to an Eno installation about 10 years ago that had 8-10 CD boomboxes mounted to a wall playing random tracks.  Visually it wasn't that interesting, but I really enjoyed what I heard the first time I visited.  When I came back a week or so later, the randomized tracks sounded completely different to me, and the moment I had experienced before seemed lost.

Forrest
Title: Re: Ambient Music Generator
Post by: Dave Michuda on January 26, 2012, 03:38:22 PM
Funny that this thread came up because just this past weekend I played Jonathan Hughes' "Fluidities" all over the house.  It was playing on random in 4 different rooms simultaneously.  It was neat to walk from one room to the next & have to music be different but the same.  Very cool.