"Quartet Automata" is a collection of six minimal ambient generative compositions, following on the heels of 2010's "Photic" release, and the "Gagaku" generative app. On " . . . Automata" each piece was performed using a generative music system with the concept of a music box in mind. "Quartet" refers to the instrumentation--just four instruments/sound generators, whether analog mono synths, treated piano, etc. were used on any given piece.
A big influence on the release is the concept of Erik Satie's "furniture music". This album ideally would be played in the background, just "barely on" . . .
The tracks on this release represent a single captured performance of each composition as it was created live, but generative art is best experienced as it's happening of course. Therefore, a generative desktop app (Mac) of the album is available for download with the link provided in the bonus item PDF.
For fans of Brian Eno, Erik Satie, Philip Glass.
About the artist:
Gregory Reeves is a Los Angeles-based composer, electronic artist, and musician. He has created original music and sound design for clients like A&E, History Channel, FUEL TV, Universal, EA Games, Nike, and many more. His sound art and installation work includes pieces for the Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, as well as creating a soundscape for the huge geodesic dome at the Peats Ridge festival in Australia, New Years eve. Under various monikers (Cordovan, GSUB, etc.) his electronic tracks have received excellent reviews, DJ play and airplay internationally, and he has remixed artists as diverse as Bob Marley and Sarah Vaughan. As a musician, Reeves has recorded and performed with a wide range of other artists in many genres, ranging from the Dead Kennedys to Her Space Holiday, from country to hip hop, and more.