Category Archives: Interactive Music

Random Music

A waltz, somewhat mine, somewhat the user’s, somewhat random.

Sketch at

Code (and not pretty code either) at

Realized Notes

Sculpted Notes

Root, flat 3, flat 2, 4.

Notes on Notes


I’m still a little unclear on what the notes are supposed to be, though maybe that’s a feature and not a bug.

I think John Cage’s ideas are fascinating, and wonderful food for thought, but at the end of the day (and it certainly is the end of the day) I am a troglodyte. I like music that moves me in one way or another. I like songs. I like singles. I even like to dance.

The first two notes I (tentatively?) choose are the tonic and minor third (or major sixth). I use these terms very roughly, but it’s a relationship that I’ve always been enthralled by, and it seems to function in a particular way across a wide range of musical styles:

And then, if it helps to have more notes, I’d add the fourth and the minor second.