Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Random Cool Stuff #2: Musician's Dice

I'm a songwriter and I'm a gamer. Obviously, I had to order these:


Apparently there's quite a tradition of using randomly generated notes to aid in composition - either as a challenge, a way to find inspiration, or whatever. From John Cage to Mozart, they say, randomization has been a part of musical experiments for a long time. Some of that is discussed here. In the meantime, I'll hold onto these as a novelty/curio, but I'm already wondering how they might aid my ambient experiments.

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