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Captive of the continuous one-shot column "" / Captive of the 4th Katsushi Nakagawa "Generative Music"

連続読み切りコラム『  』の虜/第4回  中川克志『生成音楽』の虜
Captive of "Generative Music" Hello, my name is Katsushi Nakagawa.
Let me introduce you to generative music today.
Generative music is music that is created on its own.
What do you mean?

1.
Music is what you make, play, listen to, sell, and buy. Alternatively, music can be deeply tasted, lightly listened to, or academically analyzed.
It is difficult to say what music is in human terms, but it is convenient to deal with various rare cases if you give a loose explanation such as "Music is a series of sounds." It's music even if it doesn't have lyrics or melody, and it's music even if someone didn't create it from scratch. There is Beethoven's music, Akimoto Yasushi's music, Korean agricultural music, traditional hitting instrument performing arts, music, Chindonya 's music is interesting, architecture may be frozen music, and all art is music. You may admire the condition, there is music that makes no sound, this rain sound is gentle music, and the drunken uncle's humming is music that sometimes permeates the heart. It is convenient to say that if sounds are connected to each other, it is music.

2.
So what is generative music? It's music that you create yourself. In other words, instead of being controlled by humans to create a sequence of sounds, a sequence of sounds is created (to some extent) away from the human hand. It may be said that generative music is created by itself like spring water. Generative music is spring water in that it is not managed like tap water, but flows out naturally, and the flow of sound is generally fixed but changes little by little.

Of course, listening to the sounds that musicians have created with great care is a wonderful experience, but it is also quite interesting to listen to the sounds that move around freely away from human hands. It's not always that "unorganized sounds are messy and boring", but it also makes me feel "free". That's why I've been a generative music lover for a long time.

3.
The fact that a series of sounds is created away from human hands is, for example, generative music for wind chimes, wind sounds, and wave sounds. The sound of the washing machine washing the laundry next to my room may be the same. But most of the time we don't call it music. It's not music, so I don't listen to it very well. However, when I call such a series of sounds "generative music", I feel like listening to it. Something with a name seems to be a full-fledged one. That's it. And it is quite interesting to listen to such a series of sounds that move around freely. In other words, generative music is something that is everywhere in the world, but we have to find it. It may be said that the care is quite good.

There are various tricks to make generative music easier to find. For example, (1) put cold rice in a can boiled on a stove to cause resonance, (2) assemble an electronic circuit to call the world of chaos, and (3) use vinyl strings to make a wind harp. (4) Put a wire in the room and resonate with the vibration of the room, (5) Take a train and go out for a picnic in the mountains.

(1) Narukama

This is the sound after throwing rice into this can. This experiment is not a kettle, though.

(2) Chua's circuit

Chaos is occurring.

(3) Aeolian harp
Aeolian harp

A wind harp is an Aeolian harp. This is a workshop by Koichiro Sugiyama .

(4) Elongated wire music

This is an installation like this.

(5) Prepared train

Gifu was a fun train trip on the Tarumi Railway in Ogaki.

Others make feedback circuits with magnetic tape loops, while others break records apart and assemble a single record from the disjointed records .

Well, there are various types of generative music.

Four.
Now that I've told you that there is such music, let me advertise it.
From March 14th (Sat) to 18th (Wed), 2015, we will hold an exhibition called "Generative Music WS Exhibition" at Sakura WORKS in Kannai. This is a duo exhibition called "Generative Music Workshop", which exhibited some generative music. On the 15th (Sun), there will be a workshop for Aeolian harp production, a talk session, and performances by Kanta Horio , Koichiro Sugiyama, and Chihiro Oyama (IAMAS).

Please refer to this website for details.

So, please come and see the generative music from the "Generative Music Workshop".
A series of sounds created with the help of the "Generative Music Workshop" is created on its own.
Please come with a feeling like this.

Katsushi Nakagawa (NAKAGAWA Katsushi)
researcher. I am studying Gendai Ongaku, sound art, and acoustic media theory. I'm investigating how "sound art" has developed in Japan. A co-author, "History of Acoustic Media" (Nakanishiya Publishing), will be published soon. I also have a band .

I'm doing things in a slightly different direction, but for the time being, I'm working hard to prepare for the "Generative Music Workshop Exhibition" (Sakura Kannai wroks) in March.

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