Generative Behaviors

Patrick Millard


Generative sound by definition is music that is ever-changing and that is created by a system. The notion that a system --in the case of these works a laptop computer-- can not only compute but also create a musical production is fascinating; the language of the computer [binary] could be seen as elaborate enough to produce creativity out of zeros and ones. If this is so, the possibilities of who and what will be considered the artist of the future enters new territory as we embark upon the 21st Century. With technological discovery and creation accelerating, it will be increasingly important for us as we move to the future to embrace all creations as valid pursuits. Out of a continuing emphasis among artists on digital modes of articulation, fundamental changes in the way we see and understand art and music are nearly inevitable.

-Patrick Millard