I developed a generative music pure-data patch, original title "Untitled Rando Piano Patch FINAL For Lake Sunset".
On 20th February 2020, The Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra held a special late night viewing of Ham Darroch’s survey show Propeller, at which the patch played for three hours. A recording of the first two hours of that set is presented here, divided into eight sections.
The patch creates something akin to several fingers meandering on a keyboard, with repeated riffs and motifs, and fluctuations in density/pace and key/scale. It's inspired by Satie’s Furniture Music and Eno’s Music For Airports etc, and aspiring to works by Reich, Riley, Glass, Jarret. It's not a particularly sophisticated version of the concept, but a fun challenge and hopefully an interesting listen.
This release may well be the final documentation for this project, with no current plans for further presentations. Jokingly putting "FINAL" in the name was also a message to myself to stop tinkering.
Thanks to all at the Drill Hall Gallery for your support.
released February 26, 2020
The cover art is a poster created for the event by Lucy Checuti. It includes a screenshot of part of the patch.