Archive for the Category generative

 
 

356 – Transmit

This piece is the first in series of noisy, glitchy and v.electronic sounding tracks. I have struggled to create anything with melody recently, so I decided to switch to using Reaktor ensembles, utilising randomisation and self-generating sound modules.

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Latest release on Bandcamp – Hiemal – Free Download

Just a little announcement to let you know that my latest release ‘hiemal’ is now available to download for free from Bandcamp. Grab it while you can as Bandcamp does limit the number of free versions.

326 – Snowfall

My creative juices are not quite as flowing as they sometimes can be so in the early hours of the morning as a light flurry of snow was settling outside, I decided to try and make something generative in Ableton Live using a Max for Live step sequencer and its randomisation feature. Just like the individual snowflakes, as each note landed and was captured the overall piece seems to have a natural feel to it.

Hope you think so too?

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146 – Airport

This is a piece that stemmed from last night’s dream where I was waiting for a flight at the airport, but despite all the calls for flights, none of the chiming announcements were ever for mine. The generative bell sounds in this track evoke the flight calls and the ambient sound of simulated aircraft noise, hark back to an aural memory of life under a flightpath as a child. Airports used to be a joy for me.

Sadly I guess that the dream was born from the thought on sleeping of what happened eight years ago.

Thinking of everyone affected, not only in those horrendous attacks, but for all the innocent lives that have been taken in the conflicts since.

Lastly, today would have been my Mother’s 62nd birthday, but she died at Christmas in 2001. Happy birthday Mum. x

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143 – Tunturi

Creatively this past weekend, I have felt like a lone polar bear stuck out on a vast expanse of Arctic tundra with out a food source in sight. Early this morning I woke and decided to look at creating something generative that could represent how I’ve been feeling. Using Reaktor and Live on my son’s PC, I came up with Tunturi. Music for treeless heights.

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084 – Kakistocracy

Just discovered a new favourite word that perfectly fits the current climate of political absurdity in the UK. It’s the title of my latest experiment with generative music. The idea behind this piece is that everytime you get wound up by the latest greedy MP as they bemoan their position and justify the way they have had their face buried in the trough of freely available tax-payers money, you put this on. Let the chimes and the calm pronouncment of how Britain is being managed to wash over you. Maybe, we should find the MPs that have been fair and honest with their expenses, anti-war, driven by service and persuade them to form a new cross party group and elect them to run things for a bit? OK, rant over! ;)

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082 – Three Below

Continuing on from the last track, my experiments with texture rather than melody have led me to create this rather long piece. I first put together a piece of generative sound and resampled it. I then shifted it down a few octaves and layed some effects over it. This brought out some hidden harmonics and frequencies.

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Ambient Compilation 07

Here is the seventh zip file containing the latest ten tracks posted. There are two zip files, one for lower bitrate MP3s and the other for the rather better 320kbps files.

All of the tracks here are free for you to download.

Thank you all for your messages, comments and support.

061 to 070 – 96kbps – zip file (21Mb)

061 to 070 – 320kbps – zip file (71Mb)

069 – Glaucous Sea

This a semi-generative piece made with Live and some Reaktor 5 effects. I have been playing around since 5pm with a tutorial file I found on the Ableton forums by Angstrom. I have only been scratching the surface of his ideas, so I can’t honestly take the full credit for this piece. However, I will continue to explore.

The weather here is gloomy, but maybe over the next few days, I’ll manage to slip away and sit on Chesil Beach with my laptop to both work and play to the background sound of the tumbling glaucous sea.

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