[PD] Music created in Pure Data

David Powers cyborgk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 22:06:09 CET 2007

PiData, by Cyborg K aka David A. Powers.  All synthesis and sequencing
was done by a single Pure Data patch, rendered in a single take, then
normalized in an external sound editor. More complex synthesis and fx
were done with the aid of the Pure Data [vst~] object. The custom
[getpi] abstraction was used to output n digits of the first 10,000
digits of Pi at a time: all variable parameters, whether harmonic,
rhythmic, or synthetic were driven by instances of the [getpi]
abstraction. Overall rhythmic structure was based on the fibonacci
sequence: 8 + 13 + 21 + 34 + 21 + 13 + 8 + 34 + 21 + 13 + 8 = 194
seconds = 3:14. The piece took about 15-20 hours to complete,
including building abstractions from scratch within Pure Data.


*PS. This is the first time I have composed an entire piece in the
Pure Data environment...


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