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The Sublunar Society releases art project with 365 singles
Who is the composer? Mick Sussman – or his own software program, The Rosenberg Algorithmic Music Generator?
With the push of a button, Rosenberg creates a unique piece of music, making thousands of decisions based on a sequence of randomized processes.
The resulting compositions – microtonal, rhythmically intricate, seemingly purposeful and surprisingly varied – demonstrate the potential of partially automated creativity.
Though Rosenberg acts as a conceptual provocation, its primary purpose is to make enjoyable music. Embracing many genres, these pieces have echoes of post-classical and jazz mavericks like Harry Partch and Ornette Coleman; electronic experimentalists like Laurie Spiegel and Tyondai Braxton; global sources like gamelan and Afropop; and hints of everything from Dixieland jazz to psychedelic rock. This is also postmodern art music. The distinctive sound may seem perplexing at first, but it is surprisingly approachable when you get to know it.
The Sublunar Society has begun digitally releasing a single a day, from Rosenberg’s earliest output. The art project will continue for 365 days...
Sublunar also releases a digital album: The Rosenberg Algorithmic Music Generator: Selected Works, Vol. 1. In CD form the album will include an essay by Sussman, detailing and defending the method.
- Art, Culture, Entertainment
- mick sussman
- the sublunar society
The Sublunar Society is a publishing company and record label, founded by Marie Lundvall and Peder Bjoerk in 2013. Sublunar publishes books and releases music for the international and national markets. The company also produces exclusive limited edition art products for collectors.