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Ariza
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guido's windchime

algorithmic composition for midi instruments

This work is an algorithmic composition created with Max/MSP. Large scale form, certain rhythmic ostinati, and the general texture of the work are composed into the algorithm. The user can set and store settings including hexachord, four pitch field transpositions, octave displacements, cannon delays, and midi assignments for five (or more) instruments through as many as 8 channels. Tempo, rhythm, velocity (dynamics), panning (stereo position), reverb depth, and the timing of each harmonic and rhythmic event is controlled by the algorithm. The results are quite musical. Two mp3 "performances" are available for download.

Ariza with KIOKU

Christopher Ariza performing live electronics with KIOKU. More information.