Don’t follow me, ’cause I wouldn’t follow you.
On the one hand, I feel like I can’t take any credit for this piece because I didn’t play a lick of it. On the other hand, I spent a lot of time creating the rules that would compose this music in real-time.
This is my first attempt at composing generative music.
“Their minds seem like clean slates upon which we can write.”
-Dr. Cyril J. C. Kennedy and Dr. David Anchel on the benefits of electroshock therapy, 1948.
“I had just one goal–to stay alive until the next day…But it wasn’t just to survive, but to survive as me.”
-Mario Villani, survivor of four years in Argentina’s torture camps.
I wrote this for my nephew who is due to be born in 15 days.