Radio Web MACBA :: Composing with Process: Perspectives on Generative and Systems Music 1.1 ::
Composing with Process: Perspectives on Generative and Systems Music is a new Research series for Radio Web MACBA http://rwm.macba.cat/ curated by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore, which explores generative approaches (including algorithmic, systems-based, formalised and procedural) to composition and performance primarily in the context of experimental technologies and music practices of the latter part of the 20th Century.
The first episode, entitled ‘Continue’, is already available online:
An MP3 file is available here: http://bit.ly/aWyOYM
‘Continue’ investigates how music can be generated using a wide range of techniques. These range from very simple procedural systems, such as Mika Vainio’s ‘Twin Bleebs’ which features two repeating events going in and out of phase, to David Tudor’s ‘Neural Synthesis No.9′ a more complex electronic system which explores indeterminacy through the emulation of neural activity. The programme also looks at music which has been composed using formal geometric and mathematical rules, for example: Martin Neukom’s ‘Studie 18′ and Thomas Brinkmann’s ‘27 Fibonacci Numbers in a Binary Chain’.
Composing with Process: Perspectives on Generative and Systems Music 1.2
Each episode of Composing with Process: Perspectives on Generative and Systems Musicis followed by a accompaniment programme of exclusive music by some of the leading sound artists and composers working in generative music. The first one presents two contrasting generative works by German artist *Florian
Hecker* and Japanese artist *Ryoji Ikeda*.
MP3 file: http://rwm.macba.cat/uploads/process/cpwp_01_02_exclusives.mp3
*Composing with Process: Perspectives on Generative and Systems Music 1.2 Tracklist:
01:37 Florian Hecker ‘Stereo F.A.N.N.’, 2010 (30 min 2 s)
32:36 Ryoji Ikeda ‘untitled (for John Cage)’, 2005 (19 min 23 s)