In my more theoretical blog I have recently posted several posts about Rules, Chance and Choice (e.g. http://www.composerpeterbjuhr.com/blog/?p=82). Starting a new year the energy is high, and it is a good time to start take these ideas into practice. I have found that computer programming is an excellent way of dealing with rules in music - and even better when it comes to chance in music. It makes me being able to concentrate on the things that I find most rewarding in creating music - the choices (and also editing). In this way the computer-generated music works as an input or a starting point for the composition. I would be an interesting experiment to try to program a script that generates a finished (or almost finished) score. But in the long run I don´t think that is a fruitful method. What I use is programmed scripts that generates music XML-files which easily can be imported into a score-writing program, e.g. Sibelius or Finale. I will post some thoughts about the application of rules, chance and choice, and the music-generating scripts. And hopefully the quite abstract thoughts behind this can become clearer.
Here I publish information of the music I've written. I also blog about my projects and thoughts about music in general.
I am a contemporary classical composer and compose music for classical musicians, but as you can see from my worklist I've also done other things - including live electronics, electroacoustic music (eam) and music for other types of ensembles (e.g. a jazz trio).
My works have been performed globally, including Europe, Asia and North America.