Complexification

by Guy Birkin & Sun Hammer

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about

The Complexification project explores musical complexity through a collaborative process based on a simple set of rules:

1. Each make a short, simple piece of music.
2. Swap a copy of the piece with the other person.
3. Modify that piece to make a new one that is more complex (the given piece must be used, but it can be transformed in any way, and new sounds may be added).
4. IF the result is more complex (as agreed by both participants), GOTO 2, otherwise HALT.

In this project, complexity is understood in terms of the quantity and variety of musical elements or patterns. The result is two parallel threads of music, each representing a progression of increasing complexity.

Details of the project: entracte.co.uk/E187.pdf

CD (E187) published by Entr'acte, 2015
Edition of 200

Complexification complexified via the Disquiet Junto project 188:
soundcloud.com/disquiet/sets/disquiet0188-complexcomplex

CD also available from the US via Sun Hammer: sunhammer.bandcamp.com/album/complexification

credits

released December 19, 2016

Mastered by Jacques Beloeil
Design by Allon Kaye
Text by Guy Birkin & Jay Bodley
Images by Guy Birkin

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Guy Birkin Nottingham, UK

process : pattern : perception

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