The winter holiday season -- great fun, but often great stress. What
better way to unwind than to sit back and enjoy relaxing versions
of a few favorite holiday tunes! hohoho2dmatic is an Apple
that uses the
music synthesis language to generate extended variations of
several holiday classics, complete with physically-modeled
sleigh bells. Happy Holidays!
Let's Hear Them Happy Sounds!!
to download the dashboard widget.
3.0 Mbyte download
Once it downloads, unpack it to the hohoho2dmatic.wdgt,
and move or copy it
into one of your dashboard places (~/Library/Widgets or /Library/Widgets).
Then you can "manage" your widgets and add it to your dashboard.
Or you can do the totally lazy thing and just double-click on the
hohoho2dmatic.wdgt icon; OS X will install it in your widget library.
More hohoho2dmatic Information
hohoho2dmatic implements as a Dashboard widget the standalone
application (for both Mac OSX and Windows XP). I recently cobbled together
a generative ambient-music-producing widget called
and it seemed like a fun idea to do the same with hohoho2-matic.
So I did.
Both of the hohoho2's (as well as dlooch and the
use no sampled sounds, relying instead on synthesis algorithms such as
many created by my good friend
Perry Cook. This gives
the software the capability to present new timbral
combinations as the music unfolds, if that sort of thing matters to
Daniel Garton wrote the musical variation I use as the theme for
We Three Kings several years ago, age 11 or 12 at the time.
These little applications really serve no good useful purpose.
But I really like things like the little snowflakes on the back
of the hohoho2dmatic widget. Such is the state of my life
Please feel free to send me comments, etc.:
(garton - at - columbia - dot - edu).
Every once in a great while I randomly answer a bunch of stacked-up
e-mail. Also be sure to visit the
Computer Music Center
home page. It's a fun place!
I hope you enjoy this stuff!
-- Brad Garton, 11/2007