Testimonials tagged with Music Composition:
I just wanted to say thanks for the free services rendered from Random.org. I learned a lot from the site, including how truly inferior computer generated pseudo-randomness is. After learning all about random numbers, I updated my musical note generation program to use Random.org, instead of the Rnd() function in Visual Studio. Basically, I use the program when I am stuck in songwriting to help inspire/write parts of songs, and I feel that much more confident knowing that the notes are, in fact, truly random.
I am a musician with a general fascination with randomness, computational complexity and the like. I also use the generator to produce 12-note tone rows, in which the integers 0–11 stand for the pitches C–B.
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My name is Jakub and I'm writing to thank you for the random number service that you have provided. Like many on your testimonial page, I have used the service and the numbers it provides to aid me in music composition using a mathematical music composition toolkit that I have devised myself. The aim is to create music procedurally with minimal human intervention without having it sound like 50s ‘blip-blop’ modernism. So far, the results have been very promising, in large part thanks to the ease of use and the quality of your random number generators.
I have a suggestion. Is there any plan or even a possibility of implementing a choice of different distributions of the numbers? The current setup produces integers with equal probability for each [white noise] but it would be good if the users could choose between different distributions such as white, pink and Brownian. This would be great, especially in the world of music.
Other than that, thanks once again for the great service. All the best to you.
I'm an artist in New Harmony, Indiana. I've used your site to help generate a random sequece of elements for use in a ‘quasi’ random piece of music I'm completing. It's called The Utility Project, as all of the artists are playing a utilitarian role and allowing a pair of dice to make the creative decisions. I was very happy to discover Random.org.
—Doyle R. Dean
I am in your debt for providing a service compatible with directions in advanced musical composition. I have used your service to generate systems of random digits integral to my compositional processes. It will not come as a surprise if other artists exploring extended musical forms and cross-media find your help valuable in their work.
I am currently using your random number generator to produce lists of numbers from 0 to 11 (notes in the chromatic scale) and 0 to 6 (notes in a diatonic scale) that will later be assigned pitch names and used in a musical composition entitled, ‘Millennial Chances’ for violin, clarinet, and piano … a work commissioned by the Verdehr Trio, a trio in residence at Michigan State University. I wanted a composition whose pitch set is derived from random processes and have plans to to several more in the same vein. I've been looking for several years for a resource such as this as was pleasantly surprised to find your wonderful and useful tool.
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