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Generative music -- was KOAN music software (was ORGANIC programming and looping (effects))

Back in 1997 I played with ways to create evolving music without needing me
to "do" anything once I'd set it up.  It was fun coming up with set-ups and
the music was interesting to me at the time.

I started by creating a very slowly evolving patch on a Juno synth - one
with the arpeggiator in use.  I fed that into a stereo-panning delay to
split the signal and then each side was processed by other oscillating
delays and stereo devices.  Then I would experiment with putting the result
of one chain of effects into an input on the other chain.  Needless to say
it became quite soupy-sounding quite quickly! Then I'd record a 198 second
loop on my EDP and have that going too.  My appartment was a carpet of
wires. :-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Nelson" <psychle62@yahoo.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: KOAN music software (was ORGANIC programming and looping

> Well, it's really not at all a problem with the
> software. It's more an incompatibility on the user
> side of the interface; I was finding that I wasn't as
> enthused by the whole concept of generative music as I
> thought I would be. I'd enjoyed some experiences
> earlier with various approaches to process music, so I
> thought Koan would be a step in that direction, but I
> found what I probably enjoyed the most about what I
> had done was the  vestigial musicianlike activities
> not yet eliminated by the process. I'm certainly not
> discouraging anyone from trying Koan, but I did find
> it not to be my personal cuppa.
> -t-
> --- Ian Petersen <iep@mail.dk> wrote:
> > Tim,
> >
> > > it's a little too "auto-pilot"
> > > for my tastes
> >
> > In what way?
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