In the earliest 20th century, the futuristic form of music was introduced. It was something that changed the whole course of the music and the way it was played. Unlike the past times, the new music form was much more advanced and was able to hit the hearts in a much better way than ever before. In the times before its introduction, there were very few hit songs that could make a difference in anything done by people who are in the art field or any other form of art which they practice in their daily lives for a very long time.
Well, this article is more about the algorithms and the music for art that was revolutionized by the futuristic form of music. It was a groundbreaking innovation in this field; thus, it took a lot of praise and popularity.
History of Algorithmic Music Composition
Franco of Cologne and Pythagoras of Greek were the two mathematicians who worked on the relationship between math’s, numbers, music, and composition. It is their utmost efforts that laid the foundation of our conventional music, and now modern music as well.
If we talk about modern music and the other art forms, we come to know that they are very much related to mathematical calculations and derivations while the composition is being made. We, the whole process and history dates back to almost about the time when the scientist who was a music theorist and also a mathematician started working one this term, which we call Algorithm. According to this Greek philosopher, the art of knowing what the numbers are and how do they work is simple, and very important at the same time so that we could understand the whole universe and what is going on in it. The simple way of understanding it is through numbers that can be manipulated through mathematical theories and formulas. After almost about 1000 years of hard work by scientists and mathematical theorists, in 500 B.C, this Greek philosopher was able to come up with the Algorithm solution through which modern music came into being.
Process of Algorithmic Music
The algorithm is a very well-known term that almost every person from every field knows. As much as it is essential for mathematical calculations for an engineer, the use is no less important for the people who belong to music.
Well, the process that is used in algorithmic music is very simple, yet a little complicated. All you have to keep in mind while thinking about it is that it is something that works like a map. You make the whole map out of the different sections of your music composition. These patches of composition are mostly no more than just 12 in total. Now they are placed on a square die and below it the numbering side one. Once this initial step is done. The next step includes the overlapping and repetition of certain patches that are attached to it. All you need to understand is this simple process at the start of using the algorithmic music form that is derived by the futuristic music forms around the years between the 1900s to 1950s.
Aesthetics Involved in Algorithmic Musical Compositions
Well, algorithmic musical compositions are al very different from each other. They do not offer the modern touch in the whole composition, but also the strength in the number’s arrangements that the whole music changes into something very classic, modern, soothing and rememberable for the listeners. Let us here share the topmost aesthetics that are involved in the algorithmic musical compositions. These include the following given below in detail:
- First of all, according to the top musical composers and even director, the main aesthetic involved in the algorithm musical composition is the numbers in it.
- The second one is the arrangement of the al numbers involved in the composition, their overlapping and repetition make they become more enhanced and better within one music composition.
- The whole composition made without the loose of algorithms and the one made with them should be evaluated before and after their making, and then should be analyzed for their aesthetic merit. You will find the one used with mathematical algorithms the most charming and perfect in sound.
- The aesthetic goals of the composition are easy to handle and find out when this technology is used, and it brings a better response from the audience who likes to listen to music that comes up as new one in the market. This aesthetically sound music will surely be appreciated and bring better results than the one made without it.
Algorithm-A Building Block of Modern Music
Well, it should be now very much clear how effective modern music is. It should be the one that suddenly hit the eras and become the favorite of the audience. This is because they have so many options and they know how to switch from one to another. So, use the algorithm to increase the aesthetic beauty of your musical composition, make it much more organized and better in sound. This is how it will work for your music results. It is the building block of your music, and you should never forget that, at least in the present time where music is all based on it so that it is necessary for you to take hold of it in your compositions.
Well, the music of the past and the music we have at present are both very different from each other, and we surely can see the difference in both of them in very much detail. All you need to understand and know about them is that it’s a different time and therefore everything about music will be different too. A few things can be taken into account that makes the music innovative, but the basics are always the same. Here in this article, our focus was just the futuristic music and the way algorithms and formulas have played their part in making it better and different from the older music.