Commissioned by Jeffrey Edelstein in honor of the 88th birthday of Princeton professor emeritus of philosophy George Pitcher, A Free Invention is a piece of generative software that interweaves recordings of composer & musicologist Edward T. Cone teaching a counterpoint class at Princeton in 1973 with sampled acoustic instruments, electronic tones & the sound of the wind to create a constantly shifting sonic meditation on memory, serendipity & the passage of time. Above you can listen to ten minutes of the software in action.

Download the software here! (167.4 MB; Mac users only)