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Ambient Music Generator
« on: January 23, 2012, 02:46:55 AM »
Interesting take on looping random-ness:

the Ambient Music Generator by Charlie Slick

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Re: Ambient Music Generator
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Ambient Music Generator
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Ambient Music Generator
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 10:36:10 AM »
I used to play two cassette players with Zeit on - not random but very interesting.

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Re: Ambient Music Generator
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 05:50:52 AM »
I like Mr.Slick's thoughts on Randomness

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Re: Ambient Music Generator
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Ambient Music Generator
« Reply #6 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.