Category Archives: Complexity

Complexification

Complexification is a collaborative project with Sun Hammer (Jay Bodley of Portland, Oregon). The project is based on a set of rules: 0. Each make a short, simple piece of music. 1. Swap a copy of the piece with the other … Continue reading

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Sloane’s gap: cultural influences in mathematics

The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) is a useful resource for my Tintinnabuli Mathematica music project. For each sequence, the OEIS lists the first few terms and describes the algorithm that produces it. I use these algorithms to generate … Continue reading

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Exploring the Adjacent Possible in Music

A few things seemed to have aligned themselves recently, so here’s an attempt to cobble them together into a meaningful form. This is an edited version, with more references, but without a proper conclusion. Richard D James has answered 25 … Continue reading

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Lab Doodle

A friend who I went to art college with found some of my old artwork recently, which I didn’t even know she had. It’s no work of art, just a photocopy of some doodles that I did during quiet periods … Continue reading

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Opus 17a + EVOL

I recently had the honour of working on something for EVOL, the computer music project by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp. This particular project involved a re-creation of Opus 17a by Hanne Darboven, and my task was to … Continue reading

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Computer Fatigue and the Rise of Sonic Complexity

Last month sound artist Kate Carr wrote an article called Computer fatigue and the rise of the human which examines how and why some electronic musicians are turning away from the computer and digital recording/processing in favour of using analogue … Continue reading

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Railways and Reading

Since starting a job in Leicester six months ago, I’ve been travelling to work by rail. On the return journey, the railway follows the river Soar going North out of Leicester all the way up to Ratcliffe, then takes a … Continue reading

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