Adam Florin Talk - Algorithmic Art
Our son Adam Florin gave a fascinating talk about generative music at Algorithmic Art Assembly, hosted by Gray Area Art + Technology. He started with a quick demo of Patter, his music composition software, then took us on an illuminating journey through the many people and ideas which inspired him to create his cool freeform generative sequencer.
Brian Eno, who coined the phrase “generative music”, recently likened it to gardening -- but the material practice is just as much rooted in centuries of formal aesthetics, predictive statistics and industrial automation. How can we negotiate the tension between organic and and the mechanical in the algorithmic arts?
Adam has created some amazing digital tools and art exhibits in that space. It was great to hear what he's learned in this fascinating field, exploring the intersection of human and machine creativity. And to top it off, he gave this talk on his birthday, which was the best present of all!
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