Human-Machine Simultaneity in the Compositional Process

{hhr, 191118}

this is the preliminary title for a book chapter that I'm currently working on. I want to use this opportunity to assemble a few notes and links around this topic.


  • F.-G. Winkler. Spacetime Holism
  • D. Bohm. Wholeness and the Implicate Order
  • C. Rovelli. Order of Time

{hhr, 200220}

After settling on the particular algorithm / heuristic (Lin-Kernighan) for "sorting" a correlation graph of resonances, it is interesting for me to note how this tentative move becomes an "object" from which further movements can be made. Yesterday I wrote some paragraphs about the speculative moment of dreams, where you are thrown into a situation, but there remains a constrained will that allows you to "revise" the situation, modify a rule, and then follow the alternative "resolution". I don't know yet how this translates "exactly" to algorithmic practice, but there is an obvious similarity.


The resolution – e.g. seeing if we get anywhere with the employment (or composition) of a particular algorithm – "develops" the landscape beneath us. First, there is the instability or incompleteness of the host environment – Mellite – which requires to do the experiment outside the given frame of observation, traversing the net to find usable implementation that I can adopt, then importing them into the separate source code repository for "SegmDiff" experiments. But then there is the next step, that I have started now, where I view the new thing as a potential UGen in FScape, so I have to think about the interface that I want to give it, and immediately I start to think of how I could employ that object in other ways, other projects, other experiments.

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