Generative composition?


    Jul 23 2006 | 4:16 pm
    This is an easy patch to generate random notes....... Could be a good start point to built a generative stuff..... Have a nice day. Michele.
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    • Jul 23 2006 | 4:56 pm
      On 23-Jul-2006, at 18:16, bragami@tiscali.it wrote: > This is an easy patch to generate random notes....... [schnipp]
      The patch has a bug. You need to insert a [+ 1] after the input for the upper limit, otherwise the highest value will never be generated.
      Leon may also be interested in the examples on the Litter Power site . The coolest examples use the Litter Power Pro Bundle, but you can get started with the free Litter Power Starter Pack.
      There are also some clever examples of algorithmic MIDI generation at Karlheinz Essl's site. You should be able to find this, and other hip resources on the C74 "Resources" page.
      Hope this helps -- Peter
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    • Jul 25 2006 | 11:03 am
      Peter Castine wrote: > The patch has a bug. You need to insert a [+ 1] after the input for the > upper limit, otherwise the highest value will never be generated.
      That bug wouldn't hurt so much, but if there is no makenote (maybe with random duration generation) the result might be not quite as expected. Dependent on the receiving soundsource you'll get nice clusters which would go on, or just stop if the last note is eaten... (Thats what I would call a bug in design)
      For sure a random generator is per definition "generative", but for sure its not composition. You'll need a lot of tweaking to create something which is not boring after a while. But its a good starting point, and a very good start into Max as well. By listening to the result (in this case clusters), you will hear what you don't want to hear, or what is missing. This will directly lead to a modification of the patch (for example introducing a makenote) to fit you imagination of the result.
      This is the ultimate creative process, which might finally lead to generative composition.
      Good luck and welcome...
      Stefan
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