Composing And Scripting Generative Music
In this title of one of the chapters of volume 3 of my e-book trilogy about making generative music with modular synths I use the term “scripting” instead of “writing scores”. The reason is clear: we can write the score of a piece of (neo)classic music or even of a simple pop song.
One of the best weeks so far !!!
A Productive Delirium
The two weeks have been rather extraordinary. Even if I had to fight some quite awkward “summer illnesses” I managed to write 20 pages (A4), make 27 graphics, 22 new presets as well as shooting 21 video clips about it all.
It has been a rather productive week. I managed to finished a whole chapter and worked myself well into the next one. All in all I have produced 24 pages of text (A4), 38 graphics, 25 videos and 26 presets.
Additionally I drafted a complete new chapter which I hadn´t planned to put in this book. I really wonder how this book will end up like in the end.
This weeks progress can´t be measured in pages, number of produced videos and presets – because I spent the last 5 days in bed – it began with an inflammation of my left eye and developed into an ordinary flu. So, no “physical” work on the book.
BUT – and this is a big and important “but”:
It´s summer, and summer is “book writing time”. This year´s summer book is volume 3 of my trilogy about making generative music with modular synths, and following the suggestions of some of the members of our rofilmmedia community I´m going to report how this e-book is developing here on our website. I´ll do so every Wednesday.
Let´s talk about sonic grains and granular sound processing. First for the Beginners:
What are sonic grains?
Sonic grains are tiny, short audio samples that are used in granular synthesis and sound processing. They are typically less than 50 milliseconds in duration and are manipulated and combined in various ways to create new sounds. The manipulation of sonic grains can result in granular textures, soundscapes, and other complex and dynamic audio effects.
Volume 3 of my trilogy about making generative music with modular synths is drafted, the outlines are clear, and so I can start working on the details, writing the individual chapters, producing the videos, which come with the book, making the illustrations and so on.
This third part of the trilogy is going to be available in autumn this year, but – some may smile about it – the book´s epilogue is already written. Here it is:
It´s time for some deep thoughts about the relation of generative music and AI. There´s going to be a series of articles about the matter here on this site soon. But also you can contribute, can help developing the project. Just leave you thoughts and notes in the comments (as some of you have started doing on my social media - thank you for that).
Enjoy your day!