Since I don’t know much about traditional music theory, I keep improvising with curated aleatoric methods. I apply them usually to melodies and sound, but now I am also exploring rhytm aspects.
None of the rhythmic aspects are sequenced / in the piano roll. I just feed the same Scaler chords as the melody/backing pads. The percussive patterns are driven by RandARP under evolving (randomized) settings for speed, opportunistic triplets/dots, and Bitwig-controlled filter modulation aligned with emerging rhythms. Oh and also a modulated opportunistic Delay (Replika XT). Sounds like a complicated way to make music, but to me the only fun way
RandARP has such an assuming UI, but is such a powerhouse. Can’t emphasize enough how useful this little tool is, and better yet, it’s totally free!
Thanks for this Bernd. I would like to do something with rythmes, too, so I’ll try your recipe.
BTW, i don’t know why i read the title as “Aleamanic Percussion”. It’s like i immediately felt your vibes behind.
It is not a coincidence that you read it this way… I deliberately chose my artist name “Aleamanic” based on my fascination for “aleatoric” music. Alea->random, Manic->Obsessed …“He who is obsessed with randomness”
Curiously, some folks online mistake my artist name as “Ale-a-Manic” - that is a fair point though “He who appreciates a fine pint of fermented wheat”