How would you put a physics equation to music?
Sep 09 2010 | 11:04 pm
I am totally in awe here, and probably out of my depth, but I'm listening to Luke Dubois "Year in MP3s". There is a track (89) that he says he generated by using physics equations. I wouldn't be so presumptuous as to ask for his source code, but I would like to prod the community as to what sort of approaches one would take in order to do this. Firstly, how does one select a satisfactory equation? Secondly, once you've got your equation into a patcher, how would you make it do stuff?
By the way you should check out the music: http://lukedubois.com/year. It's a great listen, and it's totally inspiring that someone actually made a track a day for an entire year. I particularly like his quote in this op-ed piece (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/a-year-in-mp3s/): "...part of the challenge was avoiding my comfort zone of repetitive practice; with 365 pieces to make and no real expected listenership outside of my friends in my various creative communities, I felt, for the first time in years, that I could experiment and fail." Man, that's music to my ears. Thanks Luke for the inspiration!!!!