Music is Math

This weekend I came across otomata: an automated music generator. It’s basically a simple interface where you input a random initial state that consists of marked squares. The squares will then move around the grid and generate music beats. The generator employs a cellular automaton in a fashion similar to the game of life.

Although it seems that any combination will be both acoustically and visually appealing, here are a couple of fun combinations to try:

The title is inspired from the name of this song by Boards of Canada and years of listening to Chillout Music ­čÖé

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