Greater Silences

September 5, 2009

Day 2: Slow Sequence

Filed under: Music — Tags: , — Graham @ 1:38 am

For the second sketch I wanted to find a use for slowly growing sequences, a key concept in Jason Freeman’s MetaMix, which mixes chunks of a music file mapped from a choice of these sequences and creates a seamlessly endless mix from a short piece of music.

Originally I thought of using the sequence as a chord progression, but it moved too slowly. Instead I directly used it as a voice, and put several voices in canon with the sequence as melody. This avoids the standard trick of using mods to wrap sequences to a desired range; it still ventures into higher territory, but doesn’t stay there too long and doesn’t go off into space.

Apart from that, there are a few cheesy rhythmic delay effects care of the LiSa ugen.

The sequence used in this sketch is A005590 (link from ATT Research).


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