This is a story about music composed by a computer, and collaboration between many individuals, each of whom has extended the work of their predecessor.
The original BitShift Variations in C Minor is a composition generated by code written in C by Rob Miles. It’s an extremely short yet amazingly complex piece of code, written for a “code golf” competition.
Spem in alium was written by Thomas Tallis in c1570 and stands apart from most other choral music because it is written for 40 parts. Most choral music, regardless of the number of people in the choir, only has 4-6 parts. Just for its sheer flamboyance, Spem is famed among choristers due to the challengesContinue reading “Spem in alium: a motet for 40 synthesizers”