SyndaKit
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An algorithmic piece with 144 cores on 12 separate sheets divided among 12 players. The cores are run through a set of rules creating an ever-changing organic flux of sound.

Gameplay instructions

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An example of one sheet of 12 cores. Download the whole score below.

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DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE SCORE HERE

Example

Designer-composer

E# (Elliot Sharp)

Submitted with kind permission from the author.

Elliot Sharp's homepage

Composed in 1998 for the author's ensemble Orchestra Carbon, SyndaKit utilizes a collection of biological metaphors to create an ever-shifting rhythmic and timbral matrix. Improvisatory and algorithmic but not improvisation, SyndaKit’s essence is a transformative organism consisting of 144 composed cores on 12 pages divided among the 12 players with a set of simple rules for their use through processes of imitation, addition, recombination, transposition, and mutation.
These actions are based on the activities of flocking birds, African drum choirs, cellular automata, hunting packs, and recombinant amino acids.

If played please give credit to the composer.

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