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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Brian Eno and Generative Music

Brian Eno's concept of generative music is basically a musical system that feeds on itself and improvises (out of the control of a composer) under certain parameters. In other words, a system, game, or procedure created by the composer determines the music, not the composer. The history of experimental music is full of pioneers exploring this avenue, Steve Reich, John Cage, Terry Riley, etc. Each performance is unique, being just one of many possible musical outcomes, rather than a set composition. In 1996 Eno, with the help of SSEYO, developed Koan, the first generative music computer program. A few years back Eno and a software designer developed Bloom, a generative music iphone app. Makes me wish I had an iphone. Here's a demonstration:

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