Fractal Music Machine

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Fractal Music Machine

Fractal Music Machine is an ongoing experiment in fractal music by Erika Nesse, a Boston based software developer and musician. Contact Erika at


The Music

Erika has three albums of fractal music: Let My Machine Talk to Me (Terranean Recordings, 2016), Inside Glass Gardens (Self-published, 2016) What the Machine Replied (Self-published, 2015). On these albums each track is a single whole fractal, created with fractal software and minimal postprocessing.


About Fractal Music

Many different techniques have been used to generate music from fractals and other mathematical constructs. The compositional approach is known generally as algorithmic composition.

One technique is represented by this picture, which is the score for a piece of music that can be re-used with different samples of music to create different fractal music pieces. Each tiny red rectangle in the score represents a fragment of the sample, and the location represents when it will be played and where in the sample to start playing. More about fractal music.

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