Ted Nugent has no idea what this shit means
June 10, 2005 12:17 AM   Subscribe

Algorithmic composition is a method of composing music using basic alogrithm models to compose. Musicalgorithms is a program designed to allow composers a tool to explore algorithmic composition and lay people the opportunity to create music based on non-musical models.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That's a damn impressive set of tools, especially considering it's all done through a web interface.
posted by spacediver at 12:58 AM on June 10, 2005

That's pretty cool. A friend and I worked on a music-generating program a little while ago. I started out by writing a table with each of the seven diatonic chords, and assigning each one a percentage for how likely it was to move to another chord. i.e., the ii chord goes to V 50% of the time, to vi 20% of the time, or whatever. I added a few non-diatonic chords for a bit of flavor, he programmed it for four voices restricted to SATB ranges, and made each voice move to the nearest chord tone in the following chord, and we let it go. It sounded pretty neat. We were going to add non-harmonic tones and key changes and stuff, but we got bored.
posted by ludwig_van at 8:58 AM on June 10, 2005

Brings to mind what Sseyo offers. Koan Pro is cool stuff.
posted by Ayn Marx at 4:22 PM on June 10, 2005

This is a great post. I'm going to have fun poking around this site. Thank you so much, DeepFriedTwinkies.
posted by melissa may at 1:15 PM on June 11, 2005

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