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fLOW - ambient soundscape generator by Karlheinz Essl
fLOW is an audio computer program running on Apple Macintosh machines. It generates an ever-changing and never repeating soundscape in real time that fills the space with flooding sounds that resemble - metaphorically - the timbres of water, fire, earth, and air. This ambient sound scape generator adjusts itself through various parameters and controllers that are represented in real time on your [...]
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FontanaMixer by Karlheinz Essl
FontanaMixer is a generative sound environment based on John Cage's "Fontana Mix" (1958). The original concept of the piece uses a graphical random generator that is supplied with the score. This new version, however, uses realtime sound generation and produces completely unpredictable sonic results which are reflecting Cage's ideas of indeterminacy, chance, and silence.
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Karlheinz Essl's Playing Strategies by Karlheinz Essl
This is a random-driven text oracle that generates playing instructions (for musicians) which should help to overcome your internalized behaviour when composing or improvising alone or with other musicians. Those sometimes weird, but always mind-challenging sentences should be interpreted according to your own personal taste, mind and skill. [...]
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Lexikon-Sonate by Karlheinz Essl
Lexikon-Sonate is an interactive realtime composition environment for musical composition and live performances. It takes advantage of composition algorithms that has been developed by Karlheinz Essl since the 1985 years. With this algorithmic music generator on can easily create fascinating and complex musical structures on the fly. [...]
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SEELEWASCHEN by Karlheinz Essl
SEELEWASCHEN is a generative sound environment which was originally composed by Karlheinz Essl for an outdoor light installation by the German artist Rainer Gottemeier. Using the sound of one single bell stroke as its basic material, the piece unfolds a rich sonic cosmos by a computer program. Taking advantage compositional algorithms that have been developed by Karlheinz Essl since the early [...]
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WebernUhrWerk by Karlheinz Essl
Generative music generator, commemorating his sudden and unexpected death on 15 Sep 1945 as he was accidentially shot dead by an American GI. A program that composes generative Carillon music based on the twelve-tone row of Anton Webern's last composition
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