31.10.13

Black MIDI



"A group of musicians use MIDI files to create compositions that feature staggering numbers of notes. They're calling this kind of music "black MIDI", which basically means that when you look at the music in the form of standard notation, it looks like almost solid black:



Blackers take these MIDI files and run them through software such as Synesthesia, which is kind of an educational version of Guitar Hero for the piano, and bills itself as "piano for everyone".
That version of Bad Apple, using 4.6 million midi notes, is by a notable blacker who goes by the name TheSuperMarioBros2; as you might infer from the name and the choice of song, video game music plays a big role in the black MIDI scene."

Sources:
- The Impossible Music of Black MIDI by Michael Connor (rhizome.org)
- Impossible Music Wiki

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- Tutti esecutori!


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