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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