REFUGE FROM CHAOS illustrates how chaos may sometimes create something greater than the sum of its parts. It is an algorithmically generated composition where each musical note is created in isolation, uninfluenced by other notes. Those notes come from random numbers fed through an array of statistical equations / algorithms which form a sort of Law of Musical Quantum Physics. By pure statistical chance, moments of apparent coherence between notes (such as melody, harmony or syncopation) may spontaneously emerge. This composition is for an ensemble of three Middle Eastern instruments: Nay (end-blown flute), Kanoon (zither), and Duduk (double-reed woodwind instrument).
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