Guy Birkin & Sun Hammer
The Complexification project explores musical
complexity through a collaborative process
based on a set of rules:
1. Make a short, simple piece of music.
2. Swap copies of the pieces with the other person.
3. Modify the given piece to make it more complex
(the given piece must be used, but it can be trans-
formed in any way, and new sounds may be added).
4. IF the result is more complex (as agreed by both
participants), GOTO 2, otherwise HALT.
In this project, complexity is understood in
terms of the quantity and variety of musical
elements or patterns. The result is two
parallel threads of music, each representing
a progression of increasing complexity.
For a detailed breakdown of this project,
Mastered by Jacques Beloeil