z→z²+c released on GOSUB10

posted by Claude on October 20th, 2010 -


z→z²+c from ClaudiusMaximus is GOSUB10‘s third release, by a sad coincidence arriving soon after the passing of Benoît Mandelbrot: our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time.

The Mandelbrot set is possibly the world’s most famous fractal. z→z²+c is a series of sonifications, focussing on the periodic attractors found almost everywhere within the Mandelbrot set. Given just two real numbers (forming one point in the complex plane), dynamic patterns can emerge as the one simple equation governing the system is repeated over and over: z→z²+c

The source code for this release (implemented in Pure-data using GridFlow and zexy) is free software distributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 3 or greater).

Copyleft: This is a free work, you can copy, distribute, and modify it under the terms of the Free Art License.

Released on 17th October 2010.

Track listing:

  1. ClaudiusMaximus – The Military-Industrial Complex
  2. ClaudiusMaximus – After The Despoilment
  3. ClaudiusMaximus – Race Against Time
  4. ClaudiusMaximus – Before Civilisation

Dedicated to innovative music and audio/visuals, the GOSUB10 label will feature an eclectic group of musicians drawn together by their shared use of Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS). Freely distributed by stream, download and special DVD releases, and made available through an open license, GOSUB10 is run by the GOTO10 collective – an international group of artists, musicians and programmers, dedicated to FLOSS and digital arts. Brought to life in a intensive four day work sprint but years in the making, the GOSUB10 netlabel is a natural extension of GOTO10′s activities supporting and promoting digital art alongside FLOSS tools through workshops, festivals, exhibitions, writing, and more.