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Re: Impossible Music review

The shapes are very beautiful. Very "natural" looking for computer 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Peters" <mp@mpeters.de>
To: "Loopers Delight" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: Impossible Music review

>> Michal i think a lot of us would be also interested in the
>> making proccess of this very interesting and delightful CD
>> feel free to tell us!
> thanks Luis ... well I don't want to go into too much detail because it 
> OT ... no music loops involved, although ... when I think of it, the 
> process
> of iterating through a mathematical formula is a loop !!!  it really is. 
> never thought of it this way.
> Anyway the formula involved here are a certain kind of attractor
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attractor)
> In the software that I wrote in the early nineties, the attractors are 
> drawn
> graphically ... you begin by drawing an x,y point on the screen, then you
> put these x,y values into a formula which computes a new x,y pair (or 
> screen
> position). You draw that new point and go through the formula again ...
> thousands of times, each time drawing one pixel. The result is a 
> structure that often looks beautiful. My software creates shapes such as
> this:
> http://www.michaelpeters.de/hopgallery/images/miraplankton.jpg
> Of course while drawing the images, you can create midi signals simply by
> mapping the x,y position to pitch, and the color to velocity. Impossible
> Music was created by adding midi output to the graphical program, and
> plugging a digital piano into these mathematical structures. I added some
> midi filters, pitch rules, etc. The rest was lots of experimentation.
> -Michael
> www.hyperfunction.org


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