Thu Oct 25 13:48:34 EDT 2012

Generative music

Been thinking about music a lot lately.  Mostly about where I left
off: confused by too many possibilities, and a disappointment with
pure algorithmic music.

The trouble is that there is always going to be some "edit" or "tweak"
that takes a compressed (algorithmic) structure and turns it into
music.  So why stop there and not make everyting a tweak, and use the
algorithm just as a compositional aid.

A. pure algorithmic

B. (re-)assembly algorithm

Pure algorithmic just doesn't exist.

So what do I want?  I want a composition tool.  A sequencer.
Something that I can trust, that I can extend and bend, but not
something where the extending and bending becomes the only thing I do.