Drum Circle

Godfried Toussaint, a mathematician and drummer, has developed system and notation for Euclidean rhythm. The notation is called a “rhythm necklace,” and I like it a good deal more than standard musical notation for this purpose.

A preview of the interface.

In order to get a better feel for Euclidean rhythm, I built a tiny virtual drum machine using Clojurescript and Om. The code is here, and you can have a play with it here.

This entry is part of Jack Rusher’s journal, originally published August 11th, 2014, in Berlin.