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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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Tintinnabuli in ChucK

With a little input from my own work in programming tintinnabuli music, Arve Knudsen  has created a real-time generative piece using the ChucK programming language. Although it’s based on a short and simple ascending sequence of notes, the algorithm generates … Continue reading

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Mapping Tintinnabuli Transformations

My project, Tintinnabuli Mathematica, involves the process of trying to understand Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli method of composition in order to use this knowledge for my own music-making. This post summarizes what I’ve learned so far about the compositional rules for … Continue reading

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Tintinnabuli Mathematica Vol. I

I’m pleased to announce that, with the help of Joe Evans at Runningonair Music, my new album, Tintinnabuli Mathematica Vol. I., has been released. It’s the result of a generative music project that I’ve been  working on for over three … Continue reading

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Experimental Music Mix

On Tuesday 9th January, via KFAI radio, Eric Frye posted a new episode of Splice-Free, “a programme examining experimental compositions past and present”. The mix includes work by many artists whose work I admire: Alva Noto, Theo Burt, Jo Thomas, … Continue reading

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Programming Arvo Pärt

Tintinnabuli Mathematica is an experiment in programming Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli method of composition. The process has two stages. Firstly, a melodic part (or M-voice) is created by generating a string of notes and timings. Then harmonic tintinnabuli parts (T-voices) are … Continue reading

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