With the upcoming songwriting workshops being hosted by Grosse Pointe Music Academy, I thought it would be appropriate to post something about this new website called Seaquence.org. It’s a pretty cool site for composing a musical organism and listening to it play over and over in a loop. You can create multiple musical organisms and have them play simultaneously. It’s totally cool so be sure to check it out!
Seaquence is an experiment in musical composition.
Adopting a biological metaphor, you can create and combine musical lifeforms resulting in an organic, dynamic composition.
The way each creatures looks and sounds is determined by the step-sequencer pattern, and other parameters you can tweak including their audio waveform, octave, scale, melody, envelope, and volume.
You can add multiple creatures to your dish by clicking the ‘add’ button at the top right of the screen. The combination of different creatures results in unique compositions that always change due to the creatures movement. You can click and drag on the world to move around your composition.
Compositions can be saved by clicking ‘share’, which can then be sent to others allowing them to hear what you’ve made. This demo video gives you a feel for how to create your own Seaquence composition:
Seaquence Demo from Daniel Massey on Vimeo.
Seaquence is a living, growing ecosystem of musical lifeforms that anyone can explore, see and hear. Each Seaquence above represents a donation that directly supports Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a San Francisco-based non-profit, committed to building social consciousness through digital culture. Seaquence is an original project created at Gray Area Labs by Ryan Alexander, Gabriel Dunne, and Daniel Massey.
Each time you contribute $2 or more, you help make our community stronger both digitally and physically. Your contribution goes directly to the support of this project and the organization as a whole. For every donation, you will receive a unique Seaquence Key, allowing you to add your own Seaquence to the growing constellation of musical creations. You will also receive a unique URL you can use to save and share your contribution.
The support of our community is essential not only to making Seaquence a success, but future projects as well. Please support Gray Area and the digital arts by making a Seaquence and spreading the word today.
There is no limit to the number of Seaquences you can donate. Plus, they make a great tax-deductible gift!
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This looks like something from a 1980s sci-fi movie. hopefully this ‘musical organism’ doesn’t become self aware.
Haha. That would be pretty crazy. It’s a fun program. I’m thinking about getting one and naming it Grosse Pointe Music Academy.
This is amazing! I’m going to play with this all night now!
That’s right you are! How could you put it down. They need to extend it beyond the 4 beat loop though. Maybe that will be and update on the 2.0 version.
That would be ideal. Here’ hoping!
This is awesome!!! & it goes to a good cause!! Look for my URL link soon 🙂
are you going to get a personalized one to add to their community?