meditation in tintinnabulation from Tetramorph on Vimeo.
Back in November (2008) I wrote some words of respect about Arvo Pärt and his compositional technique of "tintinnabulation." At the conclusion of that post I proposed a possible application for the monome that would be based directly upon that technique. I started a discussion about it in the monome community forum. Stretta responded and put together "tintinnabulome" in max/msp - without even having his monome with him. So this post is also a brief word of respect to Stretta: Thanks for all that you give so freely of your own creativity.
Now, as you may recall, occular gave us a beautiful Christmas carol last season with Stretta's realization of my brainstorm.
Since then dadek has done a couple of really beautiful meditations with tintinnabulome:
I find these truly beautiful. So I worked on my own tintinnabular meditation, some results of which are found in the video embedded at the top of the post. Although not as beautiful as dadek's, I am happy with it, and with the joy I had in producing it. Never mind that my dog is barking at the end. We can't all have meditative experiences at the same time, I suppose!
I hope it is meditative for you as well. Please share with me what you think. Thanks for reading, and thanks for the encouragement.