Will Wright & Brian Eno On Generative Music & Gaming

Last year, we brought you some great video of game creator Will Wright and Brian Eno on generative systems.

Here’s the whole enchilada – their Long Now discussion of Spore and generative music and gaming.

They touch on all sorts of topics, but it includes great discussions of generative processes and ambient music, fractals, compression in natural systems, parasites in spore and all sorts of other good stuff. (including the secret of amphetemine ambient music!)

Will Wright is an American computer game designer and co-founder of the game development company, Maxis. He is best known as the original designer of groundbreaking computer games such as SimCity, The Sims and Spore.

Brian Eno is a musician, composer and producer of audio and visual landscapes. Eno’s synthesizer work and electronic manipulation of audio textures was first featured during the early 1970’s as a founding member of Roxy Music. His solo and collaborative musical compositions with John Cale, Robert Fripp and David Bowie have been in circulation world-wide over the last 25 years. Eno has produced records for numerous artists including U2, David Bowie, Jane Siberry and performance artist Laurie Anderson.

via AudioLemon

2 thoughts on “Will Wright & Brian Eno On Generative Music & Gaming

  1. Thanks a lot for this!
    Glad I found this site!

    For all those interested in Eno, I can recommend Tamm’s “Vertical Colour of Sound” book; it’ focus is on the music from early prog-rock to the ambient phase and Talking Heads collaboration.


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