Pentatonic Permutations is an algorithmic piano music composition by Benjamin Heidersberger that started with the Big Bang 13.799 billion years ago and will continue another 16 trillion years and then stop. It uses the Japanese 1-4-2-3-2 Kokin-Joshi scale that is also known in India as Raga Vibhavari (Revati).
Each moment of time is tagged with a unique predetermined melody that never repeats until the last permutation is played. The composition is synchronous and realtime. Each Pentatonic Permutations Player (PPP) and each computer are playing the same part of the composition. You are listening to the same notes in this moment of time as everyone else.
Pentatonic Permutations is the "soundtrack of the universe". It creates an mental network of people listening simultanously to the same synchronised music, helping you to find your own peace that was, is and will be always there, whether you hear it or not.
To tune into the composition:
- Either click on the triangular button above for realtime listening, exact to the fraction of a second.
- Or start streaming (MP3 @ 96 kbps, 44.1 kHz, CBR) live with 30 sec delay.
Tips for listening:
Check if your device is not in "Silent Mode" or the Volume is too low.
The composition has rests, i.e. no sound coming.
Try "Reload Page".
For longer listening: iPhone/Settings/Display & Brightness/Auto-Lock/Never. Android/Settings/Display/Screen Timeout/Never. Reset to the previous value so your battery is not drained.
Pentatonic Permutations can be installed as a Progressive Web App (PWA), running on Android smartphones in Lock-Mode.
Different Reverb algorithms can be selected. I prefer "Chapel".
"Echo" in the Reverb pulldown generates a 4 sec Echo.
Delay allows for an adjustment of the composition against Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Standard is 1.1 sec. Check the precision of your device with TIME.IS.
Midi out sends out data to a selected Midi device. "None" disables the output. Works on Android, Windows and MacOS with Google Chrome and Firefox, Safari not supported. Use an USB-OTG adapter for your mobile.