Eternal Music by Chris Brown

This Applet allows up to four players to jam together using the Transjam Server. The sound is generated using JSyn.

How to Login to Server

  1. Warning: Netscape will restart the Applet if you resize this window. This will log you out. So please resize your window if necessary before logging in...
  2. Please wait for the Applet to load. When you you see the Java icon, click on it. It gets stuck there lately.
  3. When you see the Login Window appear, then it is ready for use...
  4. Enter your name or a nickname. Hit Login button...
  5. Create a new room, or enter an existing room if available...

Composition and Sound programming by Chris Brown. Network Programming by Phil Burk.

Back to Eternal Network Music page on the Crossfade site.

 

How to Play

  1. Click down in the "Eternal" window and drag the mouse; notice how the X-Y position of the mouse chooses the two pitches that alternate as part of your "voice"...
  2. Move the mouse at different speeds without dragging it (not clicking down first); notice how the speed and position of the mouse affect the modulations applied to your voice. ..
  3. You will know other players are playing when their circles move, and you will also hear their voice changing...
  4. If there are less than four players playing, you can hit the 'n' key to switch to the next voice; you should use this together with the other players to tune the four voices into chords...
  5. Hit the space bar to toggle a voice on or off. The circle displays as transparent, and its sound stops...
  6. Listen for different harmonies created by all four voices; you don't have to move alot to enjoy the sound of this piece; try it in the background while you do other work on the computer (it will continue running while you open other windows or applications), and visit it occassionally to retune the frequencies gradually !..