Sunday, May 6, 2012

If at first you don’t succeed ...

Sure enough, after my previous post, the next page of manuscript began to bog down in a big way, suggesting that my provisional modus operandi was not, in fact, sustainable. So I went back to the drawing board, and have now revised my framework to more thoroughly scatter what's happening at the start of the piece, and let it coalesce more gradually into a semblance of orderly musical form.

In practical terms, this means painstakingly converting strings of random digits into musical bits. It's a tedious slog indeed, but it does generate a more convincing rendition of chaos than my previous, less rigorous method of throwing notes onto staves.