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Re: In regard to Fibonacci and Tribonacci sequences

Date: Sun Jun 8 19:32:30 2003
Posted By: Aurelio Ramos, Grad student, Computer Engineering
Area of science: Computer Science
ID: 1053723265.Cs

I am sorry, but your question is not very clear. I don't know what do you 
mean by wheel used as a verb (wheel is a noun). However, I might still be 
able to answer your question:
There is software that allows creating electronic music while allowing the 
user to define algorithms for the music creation. CSound, for example, is 
such a tool. The user creates two input files: one for defining instrument 
sounds, and another to define the musical score. By running csound, the 
two files are used as input to create a wave file that you can then play, 
or encode as an mp3 to distribute. You can find many resources regarding 
CSOUND at this location:

However, it really is a creative matter how to come up with an algorithm 
that somehow creates music based in the mathematical series that you 
suggest. I suppose you could try creating sounds that have harmonics based 
on the series (for example, sounds with odd or even harmonics have 
distinct qualities, so it is conceivable that the first three or four 
elements of the fibonacci series could have a distinct tone) You could 
also come up with a rithmical pattern where the numbers are basically 
spelled with rythm.

Depending on how creative you are will determine how your music turns out: 
it might end up being nothing but void research if done wrong, or it might 
turn out to be an intriguing and awe inspiring project, but it all depends 
on you as a composer and your ability to interpret the series as a 
creative source, and not in the series alone.

Good luck!

Your mad scientist,

Aurelio R. Ramos

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