Leonardo
Volume 41, Issue 2
April 2008

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

General Article

Web-Based Algorithmic Composition from Extramusical Resources

pp.
128
135
Article PDF (2.6 MB)
Abstract

The authors, a composer and a mathematician, demonstrate how the Web-based application “musicalgorithms” translates numbers into musical events. Details of the algorithmic process and the decisions behind mathematical scaling operations are presented in two compositions called Redwoods Symphony and Dreaming among Thermal Pools and Concentric Spirals.

Jonathan N. Middleton (composer), Music Department, 119 Music Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004, U.S.A. E-mail: jmiddleton@ewu.edu.

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