Seaquence: Unique, Online Music Making Using Weird Tiny Creatures
If you like making music in unorthodox ways, and sharing these compositions with the Internet, then do we have the site for you. The website is called Seaquence, which describes itself as “an experiment in musical composition. Adopting a biological metaphor, Seaquence allows you to create and combine musical lifeforms into dynamic compositions.”
That might sound too technical or nerdy to catch your interest, but stick with me here. You create one or multiple tiny little musical creatures, which basically look like things you’d see under a microscope in high school biology. Each creature has it’s own sounds, based on the way you manipulate the step-sequencer pattern, and options such as the octave, scale, melody, tempo, volume, and so on. These creatures basically play loops of the sounds that you create. You can add multiple creatures in your “dish”, and when these creatures are swimming around in your dish, the sounds will be unique based on the creatures’ movements within your dish.
This is one of those cases where words don’t do the website justice (much like saying PeteHatesMusic is crap, you need to see it to wonder why I’m wasting my free time). Check out a demo video of the website below, then head over to Seaquence and waste away your afternoon.