Pulsars in Rhombus Form is a real-time generative music agent with two major components: a listener and a player.
The listener takes as input and audio stream from the album Planisphærium by sci-fi technical death metal band Wormed (ES). It identifies kick and snare drum strikes as well as vocal phrasing and communicates its findings to the player in order to trigger gestural events and compositional shifts.
The player consists of an 8-voice Max/MSP implementation of pulsar synthesis (Roads). It's parameters are controlled by various chaotic maps and stochastic methods.
The program performs with no human intervention whatsoever.
released September 28, 2018
Ian M Fraser and Reed Evan Rosenberg
Recorded at F.U.N.V.A.C. in 2016
Mastered by Jac Beloeil
Michael Flora, Wormed, Jac Beloeil, Faryal Maroof, Eric Lyons, Phil Julian, and Eric Laska