Twelve musicians from the IDM-Making list came together, exchanged words of inspiration randomly with each other and formed from their own creativity a pallet of sounds to morph into branches of their imagination...
Sounds were created, re-processed, scrambled and re-exchanged over the course of several weeks until a final set of songs emerged from the froth.
This exquisite corps consisted of several rounds of development, a moderator was in charge of ensuring that the collaboration was done secretly.
Round 1: All participants secretly submitted one word. This word was passed on to another participant as their initial inspiration.
Round 2 and 3 consisted of each person receiving two results from other participants which they were placed in charge of to edit and re-morph for resubmission.
The resulting sounds from round 3 [plus some wild cards] were then used to create the final songs you hear here. So in effect everyone made all the material, and everyone's imprint is in everyone's resulting songs. Hope you will enjoy moving through the evolution of the sounds from initial word to resulting product!
The data this process created became a 3 dimensional matrix object. There are two ways to illustrate a dimension: Directly or by flatting it out into planes. I went for the flattening approach. A matrix which is flattened from one dimension to a lower dimension, can be viewed in different, equally valid perspectives - hence the benefit for multiple views. You can use the interface on your right to navigate through the various modes:
Song view mode: See resulting compositions and composer's information.
Morph mode: See from the resulting morph what the previous sound generations were, from the perspective of the players.
Seed mode: See the inverse of the morph view; from the resulting seed word what offspring mutations it developed into. This view is identical to the 'morph' view only inverted - and from the perspective of the word, instead of from the perspective of the player. So you can see what the offspring was of each word as it mutated across the matrix of players.
Tip: each node can be clicked on to zoom, open and center it on screen. At the bottom of each node is a play button, at the top of each node is the info window button.
Tied for first place, voted best by composers themselves:
1. artist: Shalmaneser - At least it rots from the outside in
2. artist: Phortran - what if it's all a lie
Third place by vote:
3. artist: urvux - cexis spor
All other tracks in random order of appearance:
4. artist: k9d - untitled
5. artist: Resynthesize - better late
6. artist: Logickal - Extortive Crop IV
7. artist: Denis Ducasse - untitled
8. artist: Incredible weirdo -
9. artist: Andy R - Pla Yerq
10. artist: Blue Vitriol - Exquisite Corp., LTD
11. artist: Cyrill Duneau -
12. artist: Bush Catalogue -
more tracks to be added as they arrive...
awaiting votes from participants...
EC6 ran by Sebastian Chedal
Also known as music producer: ArcTone
Web site hacked and hosting by Fountain City Productions
Special thank you to ampfea.org, Friends of Ed
and to all the participants for making this creative experience possible