I made this track
with FL studio just to check it as an idea. No mixing
On this track, I experiment with Morse Thue sequence like this:
Generally my track is on 4/41st pattern:
I create a 3x osc and
I take 4 tones from a music scale that I like, whatever combination sounds good
, because they are on the same scale. and I give them numbers 0-3. I apply he four-valued Morse-Thue sequence which is
#0, 1, 2, 3, 1 ,2, 3, 0, # 2, 3, 0, 1, 3, 0, 1, 2, 1 ..
as it says here http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/webdocs/mo/H/FractalSequences.pdf
Check the sequence until 8th number in the melody. At some times of the track I reverse the melody sequence so there is some symmetry, and then "play" with Getstalt method (google it).pattern 2:
I choose 3 tones for bass the same way (on the scale but lower octave) and give them numbers 0-2 accordingly. Of course now I use the 3 valued Morse-Thue sequence which is:
#0, 1, 2, 1, 2, 0, 2, 0,# 1, 1, 2, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 1...
i play them on 8/32 (1/4)3d pattern beat 1:
I take the 3 valued Morse Thue (# 0, 1, 2, 1, 2, 0, 2, 0, 1, 1, 2, # 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 1) for the beat and I set
0: kick sound (period 2 time cells if it appears on the sequence, or silence on its time cell. Amazingly it appears every 2 or 4)
1: hat sound (period 1 or 2 or 3 or 5 or 7 time cells if it appears, kind of whenever we want to fill the gap between kick and snare)
2: snare sound (period 5 time cells if it appears)
(1,2,3,5,8 Fibonaccis :> )
and place them on the right time cell but when the above sequence tells us ok. (is that cheating? not really it sounds kinda good)
a snare has a 5 time cells period but it sounds only when a 2 appears on the sequence
0 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 2
so it is: kick _ hat snare, - - hat snare, kick -- snare, kick hat hat snare
- = pause of one time cell. The meter has 4 of them.4th pattern hats:
I take the original Morse Thue sequence and 0= silence 1=hat until 8th number of the sequence and I liked it alot5th pattern. 2nd melody:
/higher tone frequencies. I use the 3 valued MT sequence on some higher tones of the same scale as above.
I added some cuts on the patterns, to play with Getstalt method ( making the listener wait to hear something it repeats before) and I added some slide between the melody tones because is sweet for the style i like.
When you try to make art you have to stylize a little right?
Do you consider this track fractal music? I take fractal sequences parts and play with the pitch accordingly on scales and on some tempos, with rythms maybe created by such sequences, kinda human-effecting the track but in normal manners.. I like applying sequences on scale tones and rythms and mix. That's the only way I can find musical coherence by fractal series of numbers. Except general aesthetics, we have to know music theory and some scales too..
We have to like it and understand it somehow to be considered as music.
If you use fractal sequences and branching systems like L systems you can do beautiful patterns, like on 3d printed fractals, that just have visual beauty. Like applying a cylinder-like part of a 3d fractal, on a ring. That's all. When it's near the shapes we know, we tend to like it more. right?
I believe we have to apply sequences only to the "right places" and not on all tones. To listen to it you need to put the key in the right door.
Please check my other soundcloud music ideas below and tell me what you think https://soundcloud.com/dggrdsh/sets/neo-pramahttps://soundcloud.com/dggrdsh/sets/old-style-shit