May 20, 2009
The Combinatorial Music Video
As it’s being created, any song, picture, game, blog post — anything — is like an electron cloud. There are lots of ways it could be (but won’t). And a lot of the choices along the way are pretty arbitrary. So, hey: Here, take the whole cloud!
I think this is totally awesome. Art as combinatorial matrix. “Hey, did you hear the new Cold War Kids single?” “Which one?” “Oh… green-green-red-blue.” “Yeah! LOVE that combination.”
Okay, okay, I know this implementation is pretty simple. But I like that about it. I also like the fact that it’s so accessible; it’s not like twelve channels of evolving white noise that you can mix-and-match.