Re: [cnfractal_music] Fractal Music Project I'm working on
Here are a few links that might be usefull:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Myron Marston" <guitar_melosh@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 2:22 AM
Subject: [cnfractal_music] Fractal Music Project I'm working on
> I'm a Senior in College at Seattle Pacific University, double Majoring in
> Computer Science and Music. As a member of my university's University
> Scholars program, I am required to complete an Honors Project this year.
> I'm very interested in finding ways to integrate my two disciplines, and
> I have chosen to do my project on the topic of fractal music.
> More specifically, I'm focusing on self-similarity in music. There are of
> course many aspects of fractals that are applicable to music, and many
> definitions of what "fractal music" is, but for the context of my project,
> I've chosen to consider any algorithmically composed, self-similar music
> be "fractal music." As you can imagine, this is still a HUGE topic, and
> order to keep it manageable, I'm going to be choosing three specific
> methods/approaches to generating fractal music, programming examples of
> each, and evaluting the quality of the music produced (this is another
> aspect of my project...considering the aesthetic question of
> computer-generated music). I've been working on this project for a few
> months, and have about two months left. Tonight I was doing some
> and looking for some articles when I ran across this group.
> I thought some of you might be willing to give me recommendations, advice,
> etc. Specifically, I am looking for:
> 1. Recommendations of articles, websites, fractal pieces or fractal music
> software that focuses on self-similarity.
> 2. Recommendations of approaches to generating self-similar fractal
> 3. Anything else which may be useful for me :).
> One problem I keep running into is the problem of broken links. With
> fractal music being such a recent topic, and based so much on computers,
> there is, of course, a lot of information on the internet about it...but
> seems like every site I visit has 20 links to other sites and articles, of
> which all but 2 or 3 are broken. The fractal music project site
> (http://www.zainea.com/fractalmus.htm) in particular seems to link to some
> interesting and useful articles, but almost every single one is a broken
> link. Where can I find the best information on the web?
> There's much more I could say, but I wanted to keep this first message
> short. Please feel free to ask questions about what I'm doing; I want to
> giving on the giving as well as recieving end of this group.
> - Myron Marston
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