A month ago, I attended a course about electronic music (because the title sounded somewhat promising and it was a good way to earn some credit points). To finish it, we had to hand in a few pages about one of the given topics or a song that uses one of the composition techniques we covered in the course.
A few days ago I finished the song. But since I don't know if the guy who's in charge wouldn't... *ahem* "borrow" it for some other purposes, I want to submit it here (yeah, paranoia all the way). And double my audio entries in the process.
So, a little background to the composition itself: It's algorithmic music, generated by the use of self-similar series of numbers. To get a more detailed explanation, visit www . reglos . de/musinum/ , you'll find the program there too. So what it basically does is count numbers, do some fancy math with it, and then convert that into notes. MIDI style. The fun thing is, that you don't need to compose a theme or motif yourself, but rather experiment and find out what different parameters create.
Then you add more and more instruments with their own set of parameters and tune all of it, until you're satisfied.
That's why I submit it. The program may be free for everyone, but this special parameter set? And the arrangement of both parts? It's mine, all mine, ya hear me?!
It's a nice way to create endless background music for games, that's for sure. I'm looking forward to explore this a little further, since automated content/music creation could be the next big thing in game production.