MetaMix (2002)-Software Audio & Art

Press Here To Access: MetaMix

MetaMix is a cross between a musical composition, a digital audio player, an interactive experience, a software tool, and a work of conceptual art. Feed MetaMix your favorite audio track and listen as familiar music is transformed into a new listening experience. MetaMix superimposes new musical structures onto existing music by turning special mathematical integer sequences into new musical forms. These musical forms are used to “remix” the audio track you choose.

I recorded a short piano piece and processed it through MetaMix:

Abstract Piano Piece #1

GenoMixer: Generative Music From Reference Chromosomes

This unusual and creative piece of on-line software creates musical patterns from a Genome Sequence. Seems to work well on most browsers and is capable of a fairly large range of sounds.

Press Here to enter the web site: GenoMixer

Here is some information about the project:

Code representing code, generated by code, and made from blood. A series of online artworks inspired by the human genome sequence and developed from dna profiles which are sequenced from blood samples. The online artworks are investigations into genetic codes mapped and re assembled online. The series enables a cross reference all the code on the genome sequence allowing you to intermix or breed your own variable; you can look at the new mix of chromosomes in real time; on line. You can also keep and print this pattern from the website. Works are enabled by dna code extracted from my blood.

Also along these same lines is a site called PROM-Protein Music Composer: PROM

When a protein sequence is entered into the on-line form, music will be created.


Electronic Music Review N°4

Contents:
EMscope
Tristram Cary– Superserialismus: Is There a Cure?
Symposium: Mixers and Level Controls
Robert A. Moog- Introduction to Mixers and Level Controls
James Seawright- Fundamental Concepts of Electronic Music Mixers
Gerald Shapiro- Functional Design of Electronic Music Mixers
Hugh Le Caine- Some Applications of Electrical Level Controls
Frederic Rzewski- A Photoresistor Mixer For Live Performance
Fernando von Reichenbach- The Sound Level Photoprogrammer
Robert A. Moog- Construction of a Simple Mixer
Paul Ketoff- The-Synket
Kurt Stone, Joel Chadabe- Reviews
Contributors

Download The PDF Here: Electronic Music Review N°4 

The Complete Series Is At UbuWeb: UbuWeb Electronic Music Resources  As Always, Thanks to UbuWeb!

Electronic Music Review N°1 (Jan 1967)

Contents:
EMscope
Raymond Wilding-White- Happy Birthday
Harold Bode- The Multiplier-Type Ring Modulator
Karlheinz Stockhausen- Notes on Mixtur (1964)
Robert Ceely- Electronic Music Three Ways
Symposium: Programmed Control
Robert A. Moog- Introduction to Programmed Control
Emmanuel Ghent- The Coordinome in Relation to Electronic Music
George w. Logemann- Techniques for Programmed Electronic Music Synthesis
James Gabura and Gustav Ciamaga- Digital Computer Control of Sound Generating Apparatus for the Production of Electronic Music
Luciano Berio- Remarks to the Kind Lady of Baltimore
Contributors

Press Here To Download: Electronic Music Review 1

Thanks To UbuWeb

Saturday Morning Kid’s Animation Processed With The Rutt-Etra QC Video Software

Saturday Morning Kid’s Animation Processed With The Rutt-Etra QC Video Software from reaktorplayer on Vimeo.

 

Thank You Vade for this great Quartz Composer software! Visit his site at: v002.info/​?page_id=19

Quote from Bill Etra:

“The dream was to create a compositional tool that would allow you to prepare visuals like a composer composes music. I called it then and I call it now “the visual piano”, because with the piano the composer can compose an entire symphony and be sure of what it will sound like. It was my belief then and it is my belief now after 40 years of working towards this, that this will bring about a great change and great upwelling of creative work once it is accomplished. This software is one step closer to that since, once we’re on the computer, things can be developed and repeated reliably.”

 

Melody Generator is a Tool for the Construction of Tonal Melodies-OSX & Windows

This Page is not Available Now, I found the Archived Site at :

Archive.org

But the Download Section is not Linked.

This Is A Great Creative Tool For Generative And Algorithmic Composition On OSX And Windows

Press Here To Enter The Site: Melody Generator

“In spite of its name, the generation of tonal melodies is not the principal aim of Melody Generator II. Its goal is scientific: to establish our understanding of tonal music by developing an artificial music generator and evaluating the well-formednes and ‘quality’ of the melodies it yields.

For this purpose, Melody Generator II incorporates a large amount of knowledge about tonal music, collected in theoretical and experimental research, which forms the basis for the construction of tonal melodies.”

Melody Generator II differs from systems that help users to create melodies by providing a platform for generating music that assists the user to obey the rules of tonal music (e.g. non-chord tone resolution, voice leading, motive development). These systems basically constrain the selection of tones and chords but the actual selection is still made by the user. Melody Generator II carries out the complete process of melody construction, although the user can edit the result in various ways.


U B U W E B – Film & Video: Iannis Xenakis – NEG-ALE (1960)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

NEG-ALE (1960) (8:08)
for piccolo, horn, cello, and percussion
with the film “Vasarely” 

In 1960, Xenakis composed the music NEG-ALE for P. Kassovitz’s “Vasarely”, an abstract film on the artwork of Op-Art master Victor Vasarely, documenting an exhibition of that painter’s work at the Denise Renée Gallery. Xenakis provided music in the form of a piece entitled NEG-ALE for piccolo, horn, cello and percussion, but later withdrew the work from his catalogue.

WWW Ircam: “Images of a Work” Documentary Series

Entering Philippe Manoury‘s studio is understanding the persistence of continual research on the interaction between musicians and computer systems. This film seizes a few instants of conversations between the composer and computer scientists, researchers, and musicians leading up to the premiere of his string quartet where the real and synthesized quartets share musical figures and blur frontiers.
Vodpod videos no longer available.

 

 

 

Mixxx: Free, Open Source Cross Platform DJ Software For Live Mixes

Mixxx Is Available Here: Mixxx

 

“In less than 48 hours since we went liveMixxx has become the #1 Top Free App in the USA, Germany, and Italy. We’re also one of the top 3 Apps in Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, and the UK.
We’re completely overwhelmed by the response – I don’t think anyone saw this coming. We wanted to be in the Mac App Store to reach more users, and now we’re reaching far more than we ever expected!
I’d like to thank our entire community of DJs, artists, and developers for their dedication and cooperation that have brought Mixxx this far. Without the devotion of many individuals, Mixxx would not be the software it is today.”

 

 

MEAPsoft: A Program For Automatically Segmenting and Rearranging Music

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MEAPsoft works by (a) segmenting original audio up into individual beats or events, (b) calculating some features for each segment, and (c) matching or rearranging segments from one or more pieces to create a new piece of music.

MEAPsoft comes with a wide and increasing range of feature extraction routines, and algorithms for matching and rearranging the segments (called “composers”). MEAPsoft is written in Java, and makes it pretty easy to write your own feature extractors and composers.