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  • Minimalist Style

    1. 1. Minimalist Style for iPhone RjDj / iPod Touch Akihiko Matsumoto
    2. 2. Akihiko Matsumoto • Composer / Sound Artist • Tokyo in Japan • Born in 1981 • Studied with Akira Takaoka, Cathy Cox, Johnathan F. Lee • Algorithmic Composition http://homepage.mac.com/sinx_music/
    3. 3. Overview • Generative music • Interactive music • Minimal music • Schenkerian theory based algorithm • Work for iPhone / iPod Touch
    4. 4. Aesthetic Background
    5. 5. Why Minimal ? • Unending minimal music but not repeating patterns • Generated by algorithm • Interactive control for realtime composition
    6. 6. Environment
    7. 7. Platform • iPhone ... multimedia device • RjDj ... reactive music software • PureData ... developer tool
    8. 8. iPhone • Multi touch screen • Microphone • Speaker / headphone • Internet / WiFi • GPS • Accelerometer
    9. 9. RjDj • Reactive music software • surreal field recording • aurally augmented reality • Software as music, music as software • PD on iPhone / iPod Touch, Android soon • Upload & Download scenes
    10. 10. RjDj Technical background • Sound (microphone) • Movement (accelerometer) • User Interaction (touch screen) • Location (GPS) • Network(TCP/UDP, HTTP soon)
    11. 11. PD (PureData) • Open source software by Miller Puckette • Visual programming • Mac OSX, Windows, Linux - http://www-crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/ software.html • RjDj Composers Pack
    12. 12. Development
    13. 13. Programming procedure • Analysis based algorithmic composition • Develop with PD vanilla • Upload scene on RjDj web • Download scene with iPhone Safari
    14. 14. Analyze Minimalist Music • Steady pulse • Slow transformation • Smaller motives • Process music with strict rules • Composers... Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, John Adams
    15. 15. Schenkerian Analysis • Approach - Music reduction • Goal - Recreation from motive • Advanced challenge - Generate minimal music from non-minimal motive
    16. 16. Algorithmic Composition • Minimalistic repeat algorithm • Variable musical style • Realtime sound effect • 2 voice
    17. 17. Upload PD Patch • Share your scene(pd patch) • Free or Sell your scene • Download on iPhone Safari • http://rjdj.me/sharescene/
    18. 18. How to use • Musical progression (shake iPhone!) • Motivic style (touch screen) • Delay on-off (touch screen) • Tempo / Pulse (scrub screen) • Transpose (scrub screen) • Timber (touch screen and tilt iPhone)
    19. 19. Enjoy • Minimalist Style by Akihiko Matsumoto http://homepage.mac.com/sinx_music/ works/minimalist.html

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