A Free Invention for George Pitcher

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 and musicologist Edward T. Cone teaching a counterpoint class at Princeton in 1973 with sampled acoustic instruments, electronic tones, and the sound of the wind. The result is an endlessly shifting sonic meditation on memory, serendipity and the passage of time.  Above you can listen to ten minutes of the software in action.

Updated software for download coming soon!
(167.4 MB; Mac users only)