Quincunx






Quincunx (Probability music) (2014)
Quincunx is a bean machine simulation. A musical pitch is mapped to each peg based on the harmonic table note layout. This project is an experiment to explore possible sound output when the rules of physics are distorted, leading to a biased bean machine without a gaussian distribution. In an unbiased machine, the only possible directions after a bean hits a peg are either to the left or right (triggering a steady increment of major 3rds with right bounces and minor 3rds with every left bounces). Shown above are 3 examples of possible sound output achieved by tweaking parameters such as bean density, bounce, friction, frequency and world gravity via a GUI.
Link: GitHub
# openFrameworks