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Using Cellular Automata to Generate Music

Written by on February 28, 2016 in LISP, Music, Programming with 0 Comments
Using Cellular Automata to Generate Music

Cellular automata are a powerful computational formalism. Stephen Wolfram’s book A New Kind of Science provides a thorough study of these devices. Not surprisingly, Wolfram Mathematica has great support for working with them. For example, the following figure shows the evolution of Rule 30 over 50 steps, plotted using ArrayPlot function (in Mathematica): Using cellular automata for […]

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Organum in Music

Written by on February 6, 2016 in LISP, Music, Programming with 0 Comments
Organum in Music

When two or more voices in a song follow the same rhythm and move by the same interval, thus causing a parallel motion of the voices, it is referred to as Organum. Depending on the intervals between the voices, this can give rise to a rich and interesting effect. For today’s experiment, I decided to […]

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How to Use Reaktor with Opusmodus

Written by on January 8, 2016 in LISP, Music, Programming with 0 Comments
How to Use Reaktor with Opusmodus

For those of you who do not know about Opusmodus (OM), it is a very powerful and flexible algorithmic music composition environment built in Lisp. It is available for the Mac. Today I wanted to understand how to make Opusmodus communicate with Reaktor 6 to play some tunes. The built-in documentation gives a couple of […]

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