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Generative music workshop

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A Research Axis 4 (Expanded musical practice) workshop. This workshop is free and open to all.

  • Research Workshop
When Dec 13, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Where A832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St W
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This workshop will explore ideas surrounding the creation of Generative Music and be followed by a Q&A period.

Bill Seaman will discuss different compositional approaches, the use of Ableton Live, and will demonstrate the Machine Sampler written by Daniel Howe working in concert with him. He will discuss the new stand-alone generative platform he is creating with Matthew Kenny at Duke's Emergence Lab.  


Bill Seaman is a composer, musician, and media artist. He early on explored interactive and generative music (which he refers to as Recombinant Music, a sub-domain to his interest in Recombinant Poetics). He has been in multiple bands and collaborations. His own albums, SEA — Thoughtbody, and Songs and Dances of the Neosentient, as well as his album Entry with ATTSEA (working with Rafael Attias), are available on SoundCloud. He collaborated with Daniel Howe on an album entitled Minor Distance [Remixes by Craig Tattersall - The Boats, The Humble Bee, The Remote Viewer] (link available at; and collaborated with with John Supko on a project entitled S_TRAITS. Seaman and Craig Tattersall released a major project under the band name – The Seaman and the Tattered Sail called Light Folds. Seaman has also done numerous soundtracks for his media works. His recent solo release on Eilean Records is entitled Erasures and Displacements. He earlier released a solo album with Eilean entitled f(noir). Currently, he is working on two new albums, a solo album for Fluid Audio called The Epiphanies, and a new album of cover songs with Craig Tattersall on which he sings, entitled On the Precipice of Tears, also by The Seaman and the Tattered Sail. Supko and Seaman have been commissioned by Duke University (Mary Biddle Foundation) to create an experimental generative opera which will premier in 2018, entitled The Oper& (pronounced The Operand).

See for various links and historical documentation of media works. 




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