The Music Machines have developed from my earlier works exploring generative music. Each Music Machine explores a single idea. Some are simple, some more complex. All are generated by the computer within certain parameters, all run continuously until stopped by the listener and all are different each time they are played. Some involve interaction by the listener, most require only to be listened to. The term Music Machine is a reference to John White's Machine Music - I use the word Machine to define a consistent process governing a series of musical actions within a particular sound world and by extension the listener's perception thereof. One might thus regard the Welsh Rarebit as a Machine in which a process is applied to the conditioning and perception of the world of bread and cheese.
My Music Machines share many similarities with the work of the English Experimental composers and the American minimalists of the 1960s and 1970s.