Algorithmic Music Generator

The Web-based application found on this site has been designed for exploring algorithms in an interdisciplinary environment. The Web site contains interactive tools, which provide a unique learning experience for users, regardless of their musical training. Students of music composition can explore algorithmic composition, while others can create musical representations of models for the purpose of aural interpretation and analysis. Here, the algorithmic process is used in a creative context so that users can convert sequences of numbers into sounds. For example, the Web-based application at this site can provide aural representations of Pi, DNA sequences, or Dow Jones Industrial averages. This learning environment allows users a hands-on approach to creating music by means of conceptualization.

Generate mathematical melodies based on Fibonacci sequences, Pascal’s Triangle, Markov chains, chaos, DNA, etc. Results are expressed in the General MIDI standard, so can easily be reproduced in various applications.

Net.Art Generator

This version of the generator creates images. The resulting image emerges as a collage of a number of images which have been collected on the WWW in relation to the ‘title’ you have chosen. The original material is processed in 12–14 randomly chosen and combined steps.

This is a cool tool for creating magical images. You can input your statement of intent, and will create a collage of related images retrieved from the Web. Here is the result for “obtain Necronomicon”:


For reasons of sleight of mind, the presence of part of the word, “Necronomicon,” may be undesirable, in which case you can just generate new images until you get one you like better. You can process the result with IMG2TXT, for more arcane fun.

Don’t have a statement of intent to input? Try the SoI Generator!

Thanks to Matty for turning me onto this.

IMG2TXT: ASCII Art Made Easy!

This script takes the URL of a GIF, JPG, or PNG image and converts that image into ASCII text or colored HTML. Not very useful, but pretty cool.



Perhaps not so useless; try using it to embed mantras or other textual links into images or sigils. Here is an image originally created with, then processed with img2txt to embed a a mantra-ized variation of the statement of intent (“obtain Necronomicon”): BENORCTIMA.