[PD] Exquisite corpse

Luigi Rensinghoff luigi.rensinghoff at freenet.de
Tue May 8 18:29:45 CEST 2007

I would like to move the brainstorming into another direction.

Hoping that you all like it.

What if:

1) we leave the idea of just creating 30 seconds, but everybody is  
allowed to contribute to the whole time-interval (lets say 3-5 minutes)
      of course everybody should create "light" or "slim" elements.  
Not to dense ;-)
      everybody should know how many modules there will be at the end.

2) Instead of connecting the individual contributions on the  
timescale connect it on the "patching" level
      for example:
      every module should have lets say 2 audio inlets 2 control  
inlets 4 audio outlets and 4 control outlets

3) limiting the pd-version to a basic one would be a shame. One  
solution could be to agree on one PD-extended version and extensive  
and careful use of the import-function

That way all the modules can be combined in many different ways and  
after the creation of the individual modules, we have music until the  
end of time.

Just an idea...


Am 06.05.2007 um 20:10 schrieb Chris McCormick:

> Hi List,
> I realised I will not be able to sleep until I send this idea to the
> list, so here goes:
> Let's play a composition game. The game is based upon the Surrealist
> "exquisite corpse" method
> <http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse> and it works like  
> this:
> 1. Everyone who wants to play will reply to this message off-list. You
> will be required to make a Puredata composition around 30 seconds  
> long,
> and you will have to do so within 3 days at some point in the next few
> weeks. If you can commit to this then go ahead and reply to me.
> 2. When it is your turn, you will receive a patch with two  
> subpatches in
> it, and the name and email address of the person following you. The  
> left
> hand subpatch will contain the person before you's work. The right  
> hand
> subpatch will be empty. Each work/subpatch is triggered with a bang,
> and outputs a bang when it is finished. The composition must work
> in pure-puredata (Miller's) to ensure that it will work the same for
> everyone involved on all OSes etc. Your mission is to create a work in
> the right hand subpatch that goes together with the person preceding
> you (e.g. both will have their trigger bang hit at the same time so
> they should work together in some way). Whatever style of music and
> Pd mechanisms you choose are up to you, as long as your work does not
> depend upon any variables from the preceding patch (counters, etc)  
> since
> the person after you won't have access to that patch. Once you're  
> done,
> you mail it to the next person in the list with your own subpatch  
> moved
> from the right hand side to the left hand side, and the next person  
> does
> the same thing.
> 3. At the end everyone will mail me their subpatch and we will  
> string all
> of the pieces together, overlapping so that each piece is played  
> twice -
> once together with the piece before, and once with the piece after,  
> and
> we'll post it back to the pd-list for everyone to hear. Should be fun
> and hopefully sound interesting!
> Ok, now I can go to sleep. :)
> Best,
> Chris.
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