Friday, July 06, 2012

Idea: Generative music Tarot bot

There are 78 cards in a standard deck of Tarot made up of two arcana which are the major arcana and the minor arcana. Each card is assigned a corresponding note, i.e. The Magician = E; High Priestess = G#; The Empress = F#; The Emperor = C; The Hierophant = C#, Four of Wands = C / F# and so on.

When you make a spread, for example a classic Celtic Cross that consists of 10 cards, the app would generate musical sequence based on notes of each card in the spread. Thus each Tarot spread combination would acquire a unique sound signature.

For example:

Additionally for each individual pattern users can choose instruments, ambience, drones, etc. The app would also try to automatically generate the most harmoniously sounding combinations (out of the 10 given notes).

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