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A Mycological Tone Poem

A Mycological Tone Poem ©1984 by Steven K. Roberts Arches National Park, Utah November 3, 1984 “You don’t need big words; you need big eyes.”   — Judith Judith and I walked amid sandstone formations that appeared as the whimsical … Continue reading

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Fractal Music Composition – Creative Computing

This article resulted from some tinkering in my Z80 environment in the late 1970s, using a homebrew synthesizer for output (see photo below). I did not have any grounding in music theory, so the method described here was merely a … Continue reading

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Polyphony Made Easy – Byte

One of my early interests in “the computer hobby,” as it was called in the 1970s, was music composition and synthesis. My homebrew 8008 system (October 1974) was immediately paired with a Walsh-function waveform generator and top-octave synthesizer, and as … Continue reading

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