Meuoau-zichck (pronounced music), is a musical sequencer / composer / performer / programmer for children. There is a palette of musical modules that can be connected to create music.
Example video here: http://vimeo.com/3932189
It can be both deterministic and aleatoric. It can also be automatic with respect to musical rules or theory.
I imagine it as a sort-of Scratch meets Max meets Electro Plankton meets Experiments in Musical Intelligence (EMI) meets Ableton Live.
The intention is to create an easy-to-use application for experimenting with and learning about electronic music composition. The interface also encourages eccentric thinking.
The interface will consist of a palette of musical modules and a canvas. There will be three types of modules: generators, modifiers, and outputs. These will lock into place so that no mistakes can be made. They can be modified or interacted with in real-time to effectively compose. Compositions can be saved and reloaded. Finally, there will be global settings for scale and tempo.
It was created as a university project at University of California, Los Angeles in the Design Media Arts department by Richard Caceres. The course was Programming Media 1, which was taught by Professor Casey Reas.
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