Controlling the indeterminacy

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There is a variable that determines the variability of the choices that can be made. It had been set very low for some reason. I decreased the likelihood of repeating a pattern and listen to the result. Controlling the indeterminacy.

And some even lower notes

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Added the bass bent wire spring instruments. And added a new glissando that drops the tones by .875, or 7/8.

Some low tones too

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Added the lower tones. Next look for some bass. Long time between bumpers, don’t you think?

Drop the sample a few octaves

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Here we have the .080″ twisted piano wire instrument samples taken down a few octaves. Here’s a picture of part of the instrument. It’s made of .080″ piano wire (very thick tempered steel wire), which is bent with a pair of plyers and a blow torch into interesting shapes. The wires are then brazed onto a steel plate, and magnetic transducers are attached to pick up the vibrations. Csound is used to drop the sample by 1, 2, or three octaves.

A few more notes for the balloon drums

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More notes for the balloon drums, including arpeggios instead of just repeating notes. I’m still trying to figure out how to have the 8 against 13 appear more rarely and not repeat so much. Indeterminate is not purely random, after all.

A bit more time

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Stay the same for a few bars, then change. The rhythm is 13 against 8. It doesn’t sound as different as you might expect.

Just the balloon drums and the dry spring

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I keep removing more and more of the sounds to get more clarity. I deleted the bent spring and the welded piano wire sounds for now. I’ll add them back. Or maybe piccolo?