Willing The Elegant Choice

by Harlan Mark Vale

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Brian Eno coined the term “Generative Music” in 1995, whilst working with SSEYO Koan Software, to describe any music that is ever-different & changing, created by a system. A good analogy is the wind chime, which has specific notes for each chime, but when and in what order they will be played is undetermined until the wind interacts with the wind chimes.
In 2007 this computer software was evolved into what is now Intermorphic Noatikl. Intermorphic further developed other sister applications from this original program idea, such as Mixtikl Generative Music & Loop Mixer.

Mixtikl is the generative music software that was used for all of the compositions on this album, Willing The Elegant Choice. The self generating compositions were first realized using the Mixtikl mobile app and then brought into the desktop version for refining. Locations for the initial writing include: Cannon Beach, OR; Grand Canyon National Park, AZ; and Prescott, AZ

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released March 15, 2011

Harlan Mark Vale ~ Generative Music Synthesis

Realized @ Gloria Studio, Prescott, Arizona, USA
January 4 - March 13, 2011 by HMV
Intermorphic Generative Music System - Mixtikl v 2.6.0.4
All Songs © 2011 Pillars of Light Music / Harlan Mark Vale (ASCAP)

"By elegant choices, I mean those options that are, by and large, tending toward truth, beauty, honor, courage - in other words, choices that are life-supporting both in motive and in quality." - Marsha Sinetar 'Elegant Choice, Healing Choices'

"I am aware of something in myself whose shine is my reason. I see clearly that something is there, but what it is I cannot understand. But it seems to me that, if I could grasp it, I should know all truth." - Anonymous.

'Choice Is Always Ours'

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Harlan Mark Vale Prescott, Arizona

Harlan attended The Evergreen State College in Washington State, where he studied 20th Century Composition, Electronic Music and Audio Engineering.
Harlan plays piano, synthesizer and percussion.
Harlan has been an independent composer / performer since 1974. He releases his own music through his own recording label, Pillars of Light Music.
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