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Competition to programme a standardised synthesiser or
electronic keyboard with a single (albeit presumably very
complicated) equation, in order to produce the "best" music.
Points are awarded for structure, tone, progression,
originality and toe-tapping catchiness.
YouTube: The Zeros Of Zeta Song
Not what I (or you) were looking for, but almost. [zen_tom, May 30 2012]
MP3 of the Riemann Zeta Function
This is what I was looking for before - it's not quite music, unless you're Brian Eno. [zen_tom, May 30 2012]
"Noatikl uses generative / aleatoric / stochastic / algorithmic music techniques developed over the last 20 years" - Brian Eno used the precursor to this program to write "Environmental Music" [zen_tom, May 30 2012]
Soundscapes, Indeterminacy and Ambient and Generative Music.
Scroll down to the final 5th to find a link to "Shadow (On land) - Brian Eno 1982" [zen_tom, May 30 2012]
||If the complication of the "single" equation is
unlimited, you could just program in the Fourier
transform of a nice bit of Bach.
||//nice bit of Bach// Hardly original, don't you think?
||Mayhap, points can be awarded (on a sliding scale)
relating to the number of characters in the equation
you use. I don't want it to be a case of just
programming the desired notes. I want the algorithm
to flow and ebb unpredictably, or infinitely, like the
musical version of a fractal...
||Hey, wait a minute! I thought this was about Al Gore! (he invented the algorithm) Nevermind. <walks away mumbling>
||Since musical scores tend to have repetitious sections, it seems to me that the simplest algorhythm could be found in the reciprocals of various numbers. If the number is a prime, say larger than a thousand, then you can likely compute a thousand notes before it starts repeating.
||Isn't this what Vangelis and similar musicians do