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Interconnected alchemy: an apparatus for alchemical algorithms

De Roure, David; Wilcox, Pip; Chamberlain, Alan

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David De Roure

Pip Wilcox



Abstract

The trope of the fraudulent or occult alchemist, prevalent since the mediaeval period of alchemy’s introduction into European thought, belies the endeavour of practitioners from ancient Egypt onwards. Alchemists used observation, experimentation, and drew conclusions to understand the world around them. Notions of interconnectedness, harmoniousness and codification pervade the alchemical pursuit—and alchemy interconnects literature, art, mathematics, and music....One of our tools is "numbers into notes", a web app for algorithmic composition based on early mathematics, in which the role of the human is to parameterize the algorithm and map number ranges to musical notes

Citation

De Roure, D., Wilcox, P., & Chamberlain, A. (2017). Interconnected alchemy: an apparatus for alchemical algorithms

Conference Name Listen to the Voice of Fire: Alchemy in Sound Art
Acceptance Date Jan 12, 2017
Publication Date Mar 3, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 8, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 8, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Algorithm, Creativity, Music, Alchemy, Humanities
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41107
Related Public URLs https://www.facebook.com/events/282369562121679/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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