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RjDj is a music network where music is produced, distributed and listened to in a whole new format: S O F T W A R E.

Current release: rjdj r1204

Released 2010-05-25 — tested with pd 0.42

Version “Cloudberry” is currently available for Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

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Recently we have seen the emergence of many generative and interactive music applications. Obviously there is quite something happening in the gaming sector and devices like the iphone contribute to this development. Now what if this is the emergence of a whole new music genre?

In the article “What the heck is RjDj” i wrote the following:

RjDj is promoting a music genre that we call “reactive”. The sound that listeners hear is produced by digital devices in the very moment it is listened to. Composers of reactive music often make heavy use of sensory input, which makes the environment of the listener part of the music that is heard. Compositions are called “Scenes”. Scenes have a different musical structure than traditional compositions and they often have no clear beginning and end. Some scenes promote active listener involvement and others promote passive listening. In any case, when listening to RjDj, take care and enjoy your mind twisting hearing sensations.

So what does RjDj do to promote reactive music?

  • First of all RjDj is a platform where people can participate and contribute in many ways. Creators of RjDj scenes gather >here< and we are about to release open source software as well as an api for a RjDj website
  • Second, we are trying to promote the idea of reactive and the creation of RjDj scenes through organizing “RjDj sprints“. If you are interested in hosting an RjDj sprint, please let us know, we will certainly support you.
  • And third, we are not just developing the RjDj player but are also providing a distribution platform for artists to earn some money by creating RjDj scenes.

All in all, we hope this all could lead into a kickstart for reactive.

by Frank Barknecht last modified 2012-11-15 05:57 AM

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