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Max and cellular atomata

December 20, 2006 | 11:26 pm

Check out this link, it is a pretty interesting video of Briano Eno
talking about cellular automata…

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-
8689754903614886486&q=cellular+automata

I was wondering if anyone out there in max land has had any experience
using this technique to develop generative music or control systems.

Anthony


December 20, 2006 | 11:41 pm

jit.conway

examples – game of life – wolframramatic – lindenmusic

all already on your system if you have jitter installed.

On Dec 20, 2006, at 6:26 PM, apalomba@austin.rr.com wrote:

> Check out this link, it is a pretty interesting video of Briano Eno
> talking about cellular automata…
>
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-
> 8689754903614886486&q=cellular+automata
>
> I was wondering if anyone out there in max land has had any experience
> using this technique to develop generative music or control systems.
>
>
>
>
> Anthony

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December 21, 2006 | 6:17 pm

check out Peter Elsea’s work on the subject….
he did wonderfull midi pieces with it.

Quote: Anthony Palomba wrote on Wed, 20 December 2006 15:26
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> Check out this link, it is a pretty interesting video of Briano Eno
> talking about cellular automata…
>
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-
> 8689754903614886486&q=cellular+automata
>
> I was wondering if anyone out there in max land has had any experience
> using this technique to develop generative music or control systems.
>
>
>
>
> Anthony
>
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December 24, 2006 | 5:00 pm

I’m in the early stages of planning a dissertation project for my music tech degree on CA music. I’m not so interested in the implementation – L-systems and the Wolframatic patch seem like perfect ways to do it – but more the different ways the data can be utilised. There are three obvious ways i can see CA being used – texture-based work (like the Wolframatic patch) – serial-esque music (mapping value to MIDI notes) and rhythm generators. I want to see what else can be done – perhaps working along the same lines as Ollie Bown’s ctrnn object – where the connotations with the CA itself could be dropped, and the data used simply as some nice numbers.
If anyone else has anything interesing that they have done, or that they know has been done, I’d love to hear/see it. You may even feature in my bibliography in return!

Robin Foster
3rd Year Music, Technology and Innovation, DeMontfort University, Leicester


December 24, 2006 | 5:40 pm

On Dec 24, 2006, at 12:00 PM, robin foster wrote:
> I’m in the early stages of planning a dissertation project for my
> music tech degree on CA music.

Robin:
You might contact Charles Turner, who delivered a nice paper on
Xenakis’ connection with CA at the Xenakis Legacies Symposium last
June. I have his email if you want to contact me privately. He used
to lurk on this list, but I believe he no longer does.

Abstract here:

http://www.uoguelph.ca/~jharley/Turner/Turner.html

Another paper that was not able to be delivered in person:

http://www.uoguelph.ca/~jharley/Miljkovic/Miljkovic.html

Hope that helps.
–Nathan

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Nathan Wolek, PhD — nwolek@stetson.edu
Assistant Professor of Music Technology
Stetson University – DeLand, FL

http://www.nathanwolek.com


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