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(Where's your CODE?!?!)
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=== Where's your CODE?!?! ===
 
=== Where's your CODE?!?! ===
  
[http://www.princeton.edu/~mmamon/max.zip with a link off the wiki]
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[http://www.princeton.edu/~mmamon/max.zip max.zip]
  
 
How to run my code (pretty simple):
 
How to run my code (pretty simple):
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* run the chuck file
 
* run the chuck file
 
* the rest will take care of itself
 
* the rest will take care of itself
 
  
 
=== Can I HEAR it?!?! ===
 
=== Can I HEAR it?!?! ===
 
I'll have a recording of me playing along with the code up ASAP!  I swear!  My apologies!
 
I'll have a recording of me playing along with the code up ASAP!  I swear!  My apologies!

Revision as of 16:31, 13 May 2008

You did WHAT?!?!

For my final project I composed a piece for laptop and live solo piano. I didn't fully notate the piano part. Instead it's more of a structured improvisation.


What were you THINKING?!?!

  • In the outer sections I used the modal bar STK to make a kind of interpretation of technical piano warm-ups and exercises, executed with machine-like accuracy. I intended for the exactness of the scales, trills and arpeggios to contrast with th inevitable unevenness of the piano part. The keys and registers of the scales, arpeggios, and trills are randomized, but assembled in repeating combinations so that the music is at once predictable and surprising. The musical units begin to overlap until crazy notes are flying in every direction. Then they spread out again to form a single continuous line. In these sections, I was primarily inspired by the combination of serialized and aleatoric elements of the music.
  • The contrasting middle section is a TAPESTREA-esque assemblage of singing bowls and bells. Here the playback rates, playback gains, and time intervals between each "toll" of the bells are all randomized. In the piano part I use sustained dissonant harmonies to complement the laptop's texture. I also experiment briefly with plucking the undampened strings with my fingers, as well as dampening the strings with my finger before striking the key in order to complement the ringing timbre of the bells.


Where's your CODE?!?!

max.zip

How to run my code (pretty simple):

  • add wav files to the directory
  • run the chuck file
  • the rest will take care of itself

Can I HEAR it?!?!

I'll have a recording of me playing along with the code up ASAP! I swear! My apologies!