Random Phase Music Generator is a small program that generates random phase music.
Version: 2.0Random Phase Music Generator is a small program that generates random phase music. Random music has been around for a long time (from Mozart's musical dice game to John Cage's chance music), but phase music was invented rather recently by Steve Reich.
Operating System: Linux
It would be interesting to combine those ideas, so I have written this program as a tool for further experiments. Type xmkmf and then make to compile the program. LessTif users, replace xmkmf with mxmkmf.
If your xmkmf is broken, you have to install manually. Edit Makefile.man (examples for Solaris, AIX and LessTif are provided). Make sure INCS and LIBS are linking to the correct directories, then type make -f Makefile.man to compile.
Run phase from an X terminal. Some users might need to point LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the Motif libraries. After starting up the program, you can use the File menu to load or save the panel settings, and the Music menu to play the generated phase music or save it to a MIDI file.