JSyn - modular synthesis API for Java.
JMSL - Java Music Specification Language
PortAudio - cross platform audio I/O API for 'C'

HMSL - Hierarchical Music Specification Language

Listen to Some Pieces

By Phil Burk

SUBDIV was composed by gamelan composer and electronic music pioneer Phil Corner and programmed by Phil Burk.

REL_TUNING explores relative dynamic just intonation.

XForms transforms a theme. Hear on SoundCloud.

Yuppies in the Jungle is a performance poem accompanied by HMSL generated DSP sound effects and music. Hear on SoundCloud.

Splorp is an interactive algorithmic instrument. Hear on SoundCloud.

Look for RelNet and Squiggle on this page.

String_4tet_A is a string quartet written using the score entry system.

By David Rosenboom

Video of Improvisation with HMSL and Systems of Judgement (SofJ) Vancouver Western Front 1990

Video of Improvisation with HMSL and Hierarchical Form Generator (HFG) Vancouver Western Front 1991

By Larry Polansky

Interview on KPFA about HMSL with Phil Burk and Chris Brown, April 29, 1987.

List of recordings.

Archive of many early pieces.

By Nick Didkovsky

Plague for Dr. Nerve.

1990 - Nick Didkovsky video of "Lottery" at Mills College with Larry Polansky, Robert Marsanyi and Phil Burk

By Phil Burk, Larry Polansky, Phil Stone

Buy One For Spare Parts, early live, networked Amiga concertas part of Ubu's Network Muse series in San Francisco in the 1980s. Program notes: page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4.

By Han-earl Park

HZ: ‘i don’t got rhythm’ - a study in generating rhythms

HAL68000 - a little toy piece for the old Mac speech synthesizer

Video of io 0.0.1 beta++: musical automaton - Han-earl Park, Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder

Other HMSL Composers

HALLWAYS: 11 Musicians and HMSL - CD produced by Frog Peak Music. Here's a review, search for "HMSL". Pandora, Amazon.

One Source: HMSL - cassette compilation produced by Jeanne Parson

About HMSL

Video by Luke Fowler and Mark Fell: Computers and Cooperative Music-Making produced for the exhibit at Whitechapel Gallery in 2016