There’s a book, I read it many years ago under the title “The Stardroppers”, but an earlier and shorter draft was also published under the title “listen! The stars”, about a small Device that looks like a radio, but allows you to listen to the vibrations of the stars. This is the titular stardropper.
I like the book. It’s a cheesy sci-fi thriller. I want a stardropper.
Within the context of the novel, this is presented first as an addiction, and later as a means of transcending the limitations of this mortal coil.
In practice, it’d look like a little transistor radio, but play at least partially generative ambient music, with a knob that would widely vary the output.
In my head, it sounds like C64 era, or SNES era chiptunes. Sparse notes, sweeping tones, lots of arpeggios.
I want one.
I used to work in algorithmic music in the seventies. Since then I have moved on to real people playing real instruments aka old school.
I had a concept I called the dance box. An algorithmic music generator with motion detection that would optimize the music on how much people liked to dance to it.
A dangerous concept. Also might be difficult to implement. But probably possible.
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