Random encounters

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A few months ago I started dabbling in procedural music. Recently I gave it another shot and created the first piece/sketch that I’m happy to share here. I called it “Random encounters” because of euclidean rhythm polymeters that form its foundation. These rhythms are loops of different lengths, therefore when any one of them repeats, it meets the others at different points.

I made this track in Orca, an esoteric programming language and live-coding environment. I connected it to Ableton Live where it controls a few copies of the Lekko piano and one virtual bass guitar.

I like the layers of contrast that are at play here:


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Procedural series

Sound series