Issue 14 - Oct 2005
A British mathematician is offering online musical resources to instantly generate a unique, 30-second ringtone.
WolframTones, "an experiment in a new kind of music", applies Wolfram's discoveries to the creation of music. Everything it generates is original.
"Each composition is produced by running a program found by searching the computational universe, taking the pattern the program produces, and converting it to a musical score", Wolfram says.
WolframTones uses a type of program known as a one-dimensional cellular automaton, or Wolfram automaton, studied by Stephen Wolfram since the early 1980s.
The followings are all compositions generated by Wolfram Tones algorithms ( http://tones.wolfram.com ):
Classical | 31.1226783787.14984208 | piano, strings
Latin | 31.929194033.152101
Jazz | 110.3811477902.74875
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