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Mandelbrot Music is music composed by Mandelbrot Set. Iteration values of Mandelbrot Set are changed to music by a composition rule.
In the forum “Even apes can compose Modern Music” of niftyserve (the Japanese largest commercial BBS), Mr.Jun Yamamoto proposed “If any music composed by using Mandelbrot Set, I want to hear it. If not, we must make it” . In this way our Mandelbrot Music Project has started.
Wave files of tilte pages without link are under construction.
You can get MIDI and INI files in my archived site. Please visit my old site in English here, in Japanese here.
This is a link to my archived page. You can browse how to compose Mandelbrot music page.
“How to compose Mandelbrot Music” in English
A la carte of Mandelbrot music
is a la carte menu of my Mandelbrot music. It collects Mandelbrot compositions from 1996 to 1999, such as Mandelbroit Theme music, “Auld Lang Syne” with Mandelbrot chord procession and other short pieces. I wish you could enjoy the charm of Mandelbrot music in these compositions.
Mandelbrot music by Cakewalk Cal in early trial period (1996)
Mandelbroit Theme music and Programs (1997, 1999)
“Auld Lang Syne” with Mandelbrot chord procession (1997)
Mandelbrot Jazz Blues (1998)
Mandelbrot Sho (1997 & 2008)
Mandelbrot Suit 1
is my first work on Mandelbrot Set and the pieces is composed by mandbrot.exe(16 Bits version). It consists of 12 pieces and takes 40 minutes to play all pieces.
Mandelbrot Suit 2
is my second composition by mandbrot.exe, consists of 22 pieces. One hour. Ethnically extended version of Mandelbrot music. You can travel around the world from west to east listening them according to the piece number.
is composed for “SaRiGaMa oil vending orchestra” . SaRiGaMa is improvisation party and for net co-creation. I was invited to join this improvisation in 1998. These pieces were composed for that occasion. People and computer play music together in improvised mode.
You can hear “Mandelbrot Suit 3” composed for the GaMaGaMa session on June 1998, “Mandelbrot Suit 4” composed for the PaDaPaDa session on Autumn 1998 and related compositions for that jam sessions.
are composed on the same occasion of Mandelbrot suit 3 . They were Sariga-Mandel Variations on the Theme music #1 for Mandelbrot music program. I think they are interesting to understand the characteristics of new features in Mandelbrot suit 3. Therefore I opened them here.
Mandelbrot Suit 3
is lastl composition by mandbrot.exe(16 Bits version). Major features of this work are Sarigame tune organization and tempo rubato rhythmic method(Xenakis rate). The program, Mandbrot.exe, was extended to those functions. However those functions are integrated in Mandel32.exe(32 Bits version), so the program is not open. You can get detailed information on Sarigame tune organization in Mandelbrot Suit 3 page and Xenakis rate in Alacarte > Mandel32 page.
Mandelbrot Suit 4
is first composition by Mandel32.exe(32 Bitsversion). Its features are the same of Suit 3, Sarigame tune organization and tempo rubato rhythmic method(Xenakis rate). I think the charactaritcs of Suit 4 become more clear and progressive, therefore this work becames more “mandelbrotic”.
Mandelbrot Suit 4 extra version 98.09.15
are composed together with Suit 4. So They have the same characteristics of Suit 4.
Mandelbroit Music on the Internet
collects compositions in year 2000 for the request of Igor Tsuji who presents “SaRiGaMa oil vending orchestra”. The pieces are open for the co-operation to compose and share Mandelbroit Music on the Internet. They are played in the three occcasions below.
Music for Penguin DJ on Feb.05.2000 in Asagaya, Tokyo
Interlude Music for “Microtone and Improvisation” concert on Feb.08.2000 in Kou-enji, Tokyo
Music for sakura vs mandel (June 22 2000)
Interview in Discovery Channel online
is an email interview with me in October 1998. I hope these questions and answers will help you to understand what I think about Mandelbrot music.