my latest album, a recording of algorithmically & digitally composed works for chamber ensembles with my friend kenneth kirschner, is out now on greyfade, in both vinyl + digital editions:
the project explores the question of what happens when one applies compositional techniques from computer music (algorithmic processes, generative systems, probability, indeterminacy, etc.) to the creation of notated music for acoustic instruments. the string quartet that i composed for the album was done completely in max, using voice leading, data sorting, & orchestration algorithms that i wrote.
this is the first volume in a series of releases, and includes side-length pieces for piano & strings. the music was recorded by some incredible classical players from international contemporary ensemble and flux quartet.
nice to hear, glad you got something out of the articles.
there’s still a ton to explore going in this direction for me, and i’m always on the lookout to see how others approach algorithmic composing for acoustic instruments… especially in the harmonic domain.