Ambient work in Progress


Author Comments

I'm creating a score for a submission to a game jam. The theme is gender identity, so obviously the game addresses issues of ambiguity and perception. To mimic this, I attempted to stochastically generate clusters of tones for harmony to take harmonic intent out of the equation. The notes used could be C Major or A Minor or D Dorian or F Lydian etc...depending how you listen to the piece. They're simply presented as they are and you make the piece major minor or what have you depending on where you identify the root. There is a suggestion of C major due to the algorithmically generated rhythmic C in the background, but it could just as easily be heard as the 3rd or 5th of a chord.

The rhythms for the piano part were composed as fragments...not full thoughts. Further fragments were created to correspond to button presses in the game thus allowing players to directly influence the melodic direction, and thus their own perception of the piece. The end of the piece will loop back onto the beginning when this is finished.

In short, the idea is to embrace ambiguity and let people interpret it as it is. Nothing is fed to the listener.

This is a work in progress. I've been at it for 2 days (most of which was spent developing the software used to generate the composition). I could really use a fresh set of ears on this one. Any ideas?


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May 7, 2015
6:06 PM EDT
File Info
5.9 MB
2 min 34 sec

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