- What is "compusition"? Is that even a word?
- No, it's not really a word, but it should be! Here's my definition:
- com•pu•si•tion n.
- A computer-assisted arrangement of parts into a unified work of art.
The word is a combination of the words computer and composition (that's called a portmanteau in case you were wondering).
- I don't get it, what is this site about?
Composition is a very general process whereby distinct parts are combined and arranged to form a unified whole. In the arts it includes music, visual arts (drawing, photography, animation, video), and writing.
Computers have some very interesting effects on how people compose. They've opened up a huge realm of territory, much of it still unexplored. This is a site about exploring possibilities and sharing ideas related to composing art with computers.
- What is your logo?
It's a sideways fermata, which I think looks like the first two letters of "Compusition".
Note: the logo image at the top left is a PNG with transparency. Microsoft did not support this 12 year old standard file format until recently, with Internet Explorer version 7. It does not display correctly in older versions of IE.
- How do you make your music?
It changes. For me music making is a very exploratory process. It's about learning and trying new things. For now I seem to have stabilized on a certain set of tools:
- What mp3 player are you using?
The 1 Pixel Out player, which is the most lightweight and minimal audio player I could find.
- Who runs this site?
Adam Murray, a software engineer and music enthusiast from San Francisco. I enjoy making things: especially web sites, audio software, and music compositions. That's why this site exists :)
- Can I use stuff from your site? (License Info)
Unless otherwise indicated all content on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license. This means you are free to copy or rework my content for noncommercial purposes, provided you distribute it under an equivalent license and give me credit by including my name, Adam Murray, and a link to http://compusition.com somewhere noticeable. Contact me about commercial usage and we can discuss options.
Some of my software is public domain. The rest is released under the permissive Free BSD license (more info). You can do whatever you want with it as long as you retain my copyright notices. If you get any use out of my software, I would very much appreciate a link to this web site.
If you use anything from this site, I'd love to hear about it!
- How can I contact you?
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