Punos Music

Punos Music interactive online computer music

Interactive Compositions and Computer Music Instruments

Important: Most of the work here was developed while Java was a standard component of web browsers. This changed some time ago due to security issues. So these Applets won't run in your browser unless you do some fiddling around on your computer, alas. Many of these pages still have a historical, explanatory, or documentary component to them so they are worth visiting even if the main meal, the interactive Java Applet, is not being served. Some, like the Harmonic Distance Grid, are downloadable applications that will run on your desktop. ND 2018-11-27.

The music presented here is real-time, on-line, and offers various degrees of interactivity. This is not, for example, a repository of Midi files, MP3 files, RealAudio files, etc. It's algorithmic/interactive music that will be realized in the here-and-now, directly in your browser. So your experience with an interactive piece will be unique.

These pieces use two new Java music tools: JSyn and JMSL (Java Music Specification Language). JSyn is Phil Burk's realtime music synthesis package, which delivers CD quality stereo sound through your browser. JMSL is an experimental music programming language by Nick Didkovsky and Phil Burk, which is based on HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language).

For JSyn info, please visit www.softsynth.com
For JMSL info, please visit www.algomusic.com

This work is supported in part by a New York Foundation for the Arts Computer Arts Fellowship.

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