Mick Sussman

The Rosenberg Algorithmic Music Generator: Selected Works, Vol. 1 AlbumPurchased

With the push of a button, The Rosenberg Algorithmic Music Generator, a software program by Mick Sussman, creates a unique piece of music, making thousands of decisions based on a sequence of randomized processes. The resulting compositions – mesmeric, microtonal, rhythmically intricate, seemingly purposeful and surprisingly varied – demonstrate the potential of partially automated creativity. Rosenberg is freakishly prolific: it can crank out music as fast as a human can process it, 40 hours and counting. Though Rosenberg acts as a conceptual provocation, its primary purpose is to make enjoyable music. Embracing many genres and defying all labels, 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 postmodern art music. It’s a distinctive sound that may seem perplexing at first, but 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. This art project will continue for 365 days... Sublunar also releases a digital album and CD: The Rosenberg Algorithmic Music Generator: Selected Works, Vol. 1. In CD form, the album includes an essay by Sussman detailing and defending the method.
1. Guffaw Plop (Rb. 561) 00:03:38 1.00 USD
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2. Collectivized Dillydallying (Rb. 640) 00:03:42 1.00 USD
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3. Semiautomatic Chlorofluorocarbon (Rb. 637) 00:03:38 1.00 USD
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4. Dry Feud (Rb. 584) 00:03:41 1.00 USD
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5. Spherical Sameness (Rb. 586) 00:03:44 1.00 USD
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6. Finitely Kindhearted (Rb. 514) 00:03:37 1.00 USD
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7. Knitted Crypt (Rb. 672) 00:03:44 1.00 USD
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8. Italicize Mellow (Rb. 609) 00:03:37 1.00 USD
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9. Abstention Prance (Rb. 659) 00:03:42 1.00 USD
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10. Salesroom Spinozism (Rb. 428) 00:03:53 1.00 USD
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11. Immeasurable Punditry (Rb. 607) 00:03:37 1.00 USD
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12. Feral Earldom (Rb. 620) 00:03:40 1.00 USD
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13. Licit Teatime (Rb. 685) 00:03:46 1.00 USD
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14. Burble Exponent (Rb. 683) 00:03:43 1.00 USD
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15. Dumfounding Squareness (Rb. 684) 00:03:55 1.00 USD
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16. Adieu Ideal (Rb. 416) 00:03:40 1.00 USD
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17. Misconstrued Frolic (Rb. 533) 00:03:39 1.00 USD
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18. Ritzier Semiweekly (Rb. 629) 00:03:33 1.00 USD
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19. Defoliated Courtesy (Rb. 452) 00:03:41 1.00 USD
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