“Gagaku” is a simple ambient generative piece, in the form of a standalone app for your Mac. Based on a selection of traditional Japanese scales, “Gagaku” generates a constantly-changing, sparse and minimal soundscape in realtime. At times it will be very sparse, with extended moments of silence, while at other times it will be more dense.
All profits go to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
How was MAX used?
Built entirely in Max. Nothing terribly fancy or advanced under the hood: the patch consists of essentially a simple synth, and a system for randomly generating the performance (note and scale selection, timing, phrasing, density, synth parameters, etc.).