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Composing With Process

SND's Mark Fell, along with interdisciplinary artist and designer Joe Gilmore have curated a podcast for Barcelona's MACBA. Titled Composing With Process: Perspectives On Generative And Systems Music, the first episode is called "Continue" and looks at the wide variety of ways music can be generated using "simple procedural systems, such as Mika Vainio's "Twin Bleebs" which features two repeating events going in and out of phase, to David Tudor's "Neural Synthesis No.9" – a more complex electronic system which explores indeterminacy through the emulation of neural activity." The programme also looks at music composed using formal geometric and mathematical rules. Click here to listen.