Hello friends. I have started writing a series of “Composition Toolkit” articles for my website. Each post is an in-depth look at a specific composition technique and provides a how-to guide to start experimenting with the techniques and add them to your bag of music tricks. The techniques I’m covering are not bound to any one piece of software, platform, or even genre, though I’m approaching each topic as a “classically-trained” composer. Whenever possible I’m including SuperCollider code that might be helpful for anyone interested in using that platform, but the articles and techniques discussed are not SuperCollider-specific by any means.
I have three posts up with new posts planned every two weeks:
I hope that this blog will be a useful resource for others like me who are interested in experimenting with generative processes, as well as a resource for teachers. A lot of the material for this blog comes from academic literature that focuses on one particular composer or piece; my goal is to generalize and distill those resources into techniques that musicians and composers can add to their creative toolbox. Please let me know if there are any particular topics you would like me to cover!