Obscure Metals

by Asqus

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Obscure Metals was created using Supercollider and the Bjorklund sorting algorithm*. The rhythmic structures play differently every time the Supercollider code is executed, so this EP represents a small range of a near-infinite number of possible polyrhythmic instances.

Like Euclidean Haecceities, Obscure Metals represents my growing interest in music that is data driven, unrepeatable, emergent and/or only partially controllable. Aesthetically it also elicits - for me anyway - the often-exoticized otherness of anthropological recordings of ritual music.

Obscure Metals was composed/programmed in the cold winter mornings of early December 2015 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

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* For more on the Bjorklund/Euclidean sorting algorithm, visit cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~godfried/publications/banff.pdf

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released December 7, 2015

All programming by aragorn23.

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Asqus South Africa

Aragorn23 / Asqus is an experimental musician based in South Africa. His current work focuses on algorithmic and gestural composition and the use of the body as an instrument.

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