jeudi 18 août 2011

Proba Painter Demo

This is a standalone app for OSX, made with MAX/MSP.

Loads a picture, makes a probability density function versus time out of it, so that a sequence of controlled probabilistic events can be played.

The ideal picture would be a grayscale landscape 1000*256 pixels.
Darker spots give a bigger probability for an event to occur.

In this basic example, the sequencer uses two independent windows to control pitch and amplitude.

" It is curious how the two inventions of Xenakis’, although conceived of as complementary (fixed, hand- drawn UPIC waveforms vs. dynamic, ever changing GENDYN ones) can both fulfill Xenakis’ lifelong dream of an “Automatic Music”, in spite of the fact that Xenakis himself was seemingly not aware of this being possible with his UPIC system."
Peter Hoffmann

Download ProbaPainterDemo1.1

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