20121205 l-system tintinnabulation

jcturner23 on December 05, 2012 19:46

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    multiple voices tintinnabulating (arpeggiating?) through pentatonic minor - scale position + duration are based on a single musical L-system with different iteration levels per voice

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-system#Example_7:_Fractal_plant
    http://www.arvopart.org/tintinnabulation.html

    realized in pure data with the help of python

    the only thing i'm doing performance-wise here is changing volumes for the different voices

    here are some visual representations of the same rule set + input:

    http://waste.org/~uber/20121205_l-system.png
    http://waste.org/~uber/20121205_l-system2.png
    http://waste.org/~uber/20121205_l-system3.png midi notes visualized - each track is an iteration level / voice

    i think this would be more interesting with some more humanized note velocities, basic density edits on the different voices and maybe some panning for depth - i like that this version is simple and doesn't progress outside of exploring the note combinations though

    this could obviously be explored in more depth as a composition tool - just picking good loops from this and building tracks around them - it makes for a pretty strong melodic base

    further research is needed

    lets get mathy

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      jcturner23 on December 05, 2012 23:51

      @drij: it's printed down like this, i basically did a live 'mix' to stereo as like a demo - i plan to re-record this though, i'll try to do another mix as close to this as possible and put out stems for people to mess with.

      ultimately i'd like to realize this into a bit more of a track, with just some of the changes i mentioned in the description - not chopped up into loops or anything, just density edits + maybe some percussion added and maybe even additional voices. i'll treat this as the original and others as remixes i guess - REEMIX HORN

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