An 'audio sketchbook' - a non-book containing non-sketches, more of a 'samplesite'
Frameworks for Interactive Sound
Obvert box, shake, return, select orientation, make sketch.
Genesis put out an album called ABACAB, named for the standard form of many of their songs
Best Song Ever:
"My Six-Year Old Son Hitting Pots and Pans With a Spatula"
Album: Sounds From the Kitchen
Find the script to a play. The meter will affect the final music, so keep in mind that Shakespeare may sound somewhat boring.
Here it is, at long last - the synthesis of my interests in music, narrative, and visual arts: matchstick.com/acetio
Heinrich Schenker had some interesting theories of music. One, I believe, was that every euphonious melody begins on the 3rd or 5th and ends on the root.
If you find a melody that does not fit this pattern, by adding or removing notes so that the melody does fit will actually 'fix' the melody and make it sound better.
"Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night!" - El DeBarge
Ursatz or Ersatz?
The Music of Wild Birds (from Jeff)
Charles Dodge's Speech Songs are the pieces I was thinking of when I mentioned musical pieces based on speech.
I discovered that you can save an audio file as txt format, which then has a single line header (e.g. [ASCII 11025Hz, Channels: 1, Samples: 287448, Flags: 0]) and then one line for each sample with a single value (e.g. 0.00781) on each line.
The numbers must represent both pitch and amplitude.
Here's an original and with all the numbers sorted