does anyone on /g/ have any machine-generated music, like fractal music, they enjoy?
pipe the output to your soundcard
i recommend./a.out | aplay
First off, that's not a fractal. It's an image of one. It has a limited resolution and is just an approximation of what a fractal looks like to the naked eye. It is not a true factal.
Secondly, beepmapping works with anything. You can do that with any image, and I wouldn't call it music unless the image was specifically crafted to produce the tones. Without that, it's just noise.
I'm not saying I don't like it, just that it technically isn't music.
Think of it like this:
Beepmapping software is an instrument
Crafting an image to produce pleasurable sounds is like writing a song to play on the instrument
Throwing random images through the beepmapping process is like dropping every object you can find in the room onto the instrument and calling each one a song
It doesn't even fit the definition of music. If it sounds harmonious, it's only because the instrument was tuned harmoniously.
I like the sound of it. I also like the sound of the word "car keys" but I'm not performing music every time I ask my roommate if he's seen them.
I didn't say art. Now you're getting into more convuluted territory. You could say all music is art, but that doesn't mean that all auditory art is music.
If you want to call flinging shit at guitar strings art, which this is the tech equivalent of, then more power to you.
Iterated Function Systems, confined within music theory rules, can sound like actual music
Haven't done it myself
>Crafting an image to produce pleasurable sounds is like writing a song to play on the instrument
>Throwing random images through the beepmapping process is like dropping every object you can find in the room onto the instrument and calling each one a song
Sounds like avant-garde music