Hey guys, I wrote a song!
Over Turkey break, I took the opportunity to sit down with my sister, who is a music major, and together we made my musical thoughts a reality. I thought a lot about John Cage’s work and about what data I can glean from an English paper, what variables a piece of music has, and how the data can affect those selected variable.
And here is the sheet music (this is only the first paragraph, which is as far as we got):
And here is the .ogg file where you can here a rough version of it. I say rough because digitally created strings sound kind of wonky.
If you open the sheet music and the .ogg file in separate windows, you can listen to the music while you read along.
I had a great time collaborating with my sister and she is so excited about the composition that she plans to wrangle up a cellist friend and a pianist friend to see what it sounds like played live. I am excited to hear the results.