Wayne Grim

Musician, Composer, Sound Artist

Auto: Generative Orchestra

Thee Obscurantist created an application that generates the fundamental materials for a composition based on a modal, structural design.

The application first decides:

Piece length (bars), number of root centers (modulation), number of phrases, meters, tempi and orchestration.

Next the application decides: mode, number of melodic cells, dynamics.

These generated materials are then combined to form the composition with only slight modifications, and supporting orchestration.

This 19:00 composition contains 480 bars, 18 parts, 3 mode centers, 11 melodic themes

Set of random variables not used in this piece:

  • Silences
  • Chord density
  • Technique
  • Gestures

The audio was realized digitally with the Ableton Live Orchestra Pack.

Listen:

Download the complete score here

 

 

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