ByteBeat in the Background

Submitted by WardCunningham on Sun, 2011-12-04 09:44

Bytebeats radically reduce the already austere chiptune music to one-line formulas. When wrapped with a dozen more characters of C code these formulas will feed your sound card endlessly. Musicians speak of discovering bytebeats, not composing them. I've used a bytebeat dubbed Crowd as the background score for a one-day film shot yesterday. Note that I include the entire discovery in the film's credits (disrespectfully broken into two lines.)

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Kragen has written a good summary of the short history of bytebeat with links to catalogs, videos, analysis and especially interactive tools for exploring them.


Mon, 2011-12-05 15:29    [Permalink]

WardCunningham

My friends at CitizenGlobal describe this film as quirky. My over all message is that you don't have to leave your own home to explore. The over-the-top tone of the film comes from wanting to look like I wanted to win a contest even though I'm probably ineligible give that I work for the company hosting it. For my friends here at Dorkbot, where I promised a post about my digital holiday lights, well, this is it: http://www.citizenglobal.com/xprize/exploration#!/media/rkrges Watch this with headphones so you can hear the great base in Kragen's ByteBeat. It drives the action forward.