Cellular Automata and Generative Music with AC Toolbox (2003 - 2006)
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On this page are a number of pieces made during my PhD as background research and to help create a general process for using DDLab / Mathematica / AC Toolbox to create CA sound pieces. Basin of attraction images created in DDLab, CA data rendered from custom programs made with Mathematica and imported into AC Toolbox to generate MIDI data. Music files are in MIDI, mp3 or AAC format.
Suggested reading :
Burraston, D. (2006) Generative Music and Cellular Automata. PhD Thesis, Univ. Technology Sydney, Australia.
Burraston, D. and Martin, A. (Nov. 2006) Digital Behaviors and Generative Music, “Wild Nature and the Digital Life” Special Issue, Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol 14
Burraston, D. 2005. Composition at the Edge of Chaos. Proceedings of the 2005 Australasian Computer Music Conference.(Brisbane, July 2005).
Chaotic Allophonical - AACfile
Chaotic 1 dimensional rule controlling allophones.
Cellular Silence (for John Cage)
Rule 25 plays the notes and rule 0 makes them all have zero velocity (loudness). Midi & mp3. Text files for notes & loudness.
Screenshot of AC Toolbox showing the Density section, Velocities, Make window & part of the Note stockpile.
|rule 25 boa with 7 cells||rule 0 boa with 7 cells|
Harpsichord r38r217 - AACfile
Screenshot of AC Toolbox showing the Data sections & Make window's
|rule 38 boa with 8 cells|
|rule 217 boa with 8 cells|
Chaotic Pianola (for Conlan Nancarrow) MIDI files
CPr30 CPr30ii CPr46
Bit Player - AACfile
rule 105 boa 12 cells
rule 150 boa 12 cells
R60 Pianist - AACfile
rule 60 boa 6 cells
rule 45 boa 8 cells
Onikr6 - AACfile
rule 6 boa 7 cells