Notes On Music
10:13 am
Tue May 28, 2013

The Buddha Machine

Diagram of the FM3 Buddha Machine.
Diagram of the FM3 Buddha Machine.

The Buddha Machine is a music player, designed in China by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian, that uses random algorithms to organize a series of soothing tones, thereby creating never-ending, non-repeating melodies.

The “composer” and the “performer” are therefore simply the machine itself, with the music described as “poetic noise.”

Personally, I prefer the older concepts of making music.

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