Stochastic Fantasia No. 2
David J. Sosnowski
Garritan Steinway, JABB vibes & percussion
As with Kuiper’s Trousers
, this piece likewise has its roots
in algorithmic stochastic minimalism.
However, the formulae are driven by certain frequencies
specific to human brain states (notably delta rhythms, hence
the title). Post-processing in the audio also imparts further
subtle emphasis on both the 4 Hz delta rhythm, as well as
other longer key wave forms. Simultaneous alpha rhythms
in the formulaic material provide a counter-stimulus.
Although the underlying techniques are too complex to fully
explore, here – it would take many pages – the “science”
(and I use that term very, very advisedly) behind it posits
that it’s possible to manipulate the brain by entrainment with
the use of these techniques, thereby influencing the mental
state of the listener. Headphones should be used for best
Does it work? Beats me. Give it a try, and let me know!
Yours in mad science,