The NFT generator Polychrome Music emerges from a collaboration between Rafaël Rozendaal and experimental musician Danny Wolfers (Legowelt). Their generator, only 29 KB light/heavy, produces potentially infinite variations of minimalist corresponding shapes and sounds according to a random principle. While Rozendaal has been working with reduced abstract animations in digital space for more than twenty years, Wolfers draws on a variety of electronic synthesizers in his studio.
For Polychrome Music, the two artists develop a playful digital work according to rule-based specifications that constantly renews itself without further intervention and produces equivalent worlds of image and sound. The collaboration was preceded by an exchange around the limitations of the blockchain and a shared aesthetic that is oriented in sound and color spectrum to the low-tech aesthetics of early computer games and animations of the 1980s.
Danny Wolfers wrote a system of 180 minimal set pieces for the project that, when put on three tracks, create new melodies in the combination of high, mid, and low channels. The sound pieces enter into direct dialogue with the animated color surfaces by Rafaël Rozendaal. Rhythm, density and speed can also vary within a piece and have an open end. Polychrome Music is an algorhythm fed machine that produces ever new generative creations with a minimal code.
Polychrome Music, 2022
NFT Generator (on-chain)
In collaboration with Danny Wolfers
Animation with sound, duration infinite
Code by Reinier Feijen