🎵 Windchimes

Replied to Windchimes by Chris Beckstrom (chrisbeckstrom.com)

This is a generative piece I built just before my daughter was born. I envisioned something that would soothe a baby, like a mobile but with sound. Like wind chimes but smoother. As it turns out, once she was born I forgot about most everything, including this project. Much later I rediscovered it and found it soothing myself!

Chris, this reminds me of Brian Eno’s iOS app Bloom.

2 responses on “🎵 Windchimes”

  1. Thanks! Yeah Brian Eno is a huge inspiration to me for this sort of music. I don’t think he invented it, but he definitely fine-tuned the ideas and created a new movement of “ambient” and “self-playing” music. Another great example is the score to the video game “Spore” – it’s procedurally generated based on the characters and environment in the game. It might be obvious, but I’m fascinated with this idea of composer and machine cooperation- it’s part of why I love modular synthesis so much.

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