Re: Virtual Concerto


Subject: Re: Virtual Concerto
From: Eliot Handelman (eliot@generation.net)
Date: Sat May 08 2004 - 17:33:24 EDT


Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:

>At 01:55 PM 5/7/04 -0400, moko@city-net.com wrote:
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>>In answer to Eliot's question (maybe)--George Lewis wrote a program called
>>Voyager that allows a musician to improvise with a computer. Don't know for
>>sure, though, that this is what he used for the Virtual Concerto.
>>
>>
>
>He discusses it briefly in his Kalvos & Damian interview (http://kalvos.org/).
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>
Ok, I gave it a listen!

Unfortunately he don't say much of it -- it's complex, the code runs 180
pages, but still
I'm clueless as to what it does. Anything out there with just voyager
performing?

G's "airplane" stories threw me back to a few summers ago, when I met
him at Richard
Teitelbaum's. I had never heard of him before. Some people were asking
him about a jazz
fest he'd just been to, and someone put on his latest recording, jazzy
sounding piano music.
So I asked him if he was a jazz musician, which proved not to be a
felicitous opening.

Related, I'm also looking for some material on Xenakis' program gendyn
-- I know someone made
a windows version some years ago, but the relevant links all seem dead.
If anyone has information
I'd be most grateful.

-- eliot



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