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November 13, 2016 at 3:30 am

I would want to take a string (letters and/or numbers) and define a variable, have PS process it algorithmically or even via a preset construct based on musical tones (12 chromatic pitches) and output that result. I could then take these pitches as fodder for musical composition or improvisational activity. The creative scripting fun would be just how I might define the function for that variable. The performance/compositional fun would be experiencing the music!

This isn't particularly new in music history. Bach, Schumann, Brahms et al, all used small subsets of their alphabet > musical pitches as resource material for composition but I seek to go deeper and create on the fly and am not relegated to classical or jazz.

I have lots of ideas on how I would define the strings but would like to work with someone designing it or help me design it myself. I would gladly pay for this education and collaboration.


November 13, 2016 at 11:54 am

Interesting idea.

Quite sometime ago I read this

I think it will server you well as a starting point

November 16, 2016 at 7:18 am

Arie, most definitely thank you very much for posting this. The arrays are the answer. The comments too are most useful. It will get me started towards my own requirements.