This Sunday Synth Jam, by Stephen McLeod, demonstrates one way to cook up some new music:
There is a certain sense of magic or alchemy in the way a good cook or a good musician can transform raw ingredients into something beautiful. I feel like there is a kinship between these two disciplines, and this series of videos and performances is a meditation on that intersection.
While I prepare for you a meal, I use microphones and a computer to process the sounds. These sounds combine to form an automatic composition, determined by the recipe and improvised on the spot.
McLeod’s jam combines elements of generative music and found sound to create an interactive ambient piece that might just leave you hungering for more.