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1444 minutes

1444 is a generative and sound work that is left to an unknown author to score. It is a biological or emergent musical system that commits to few parameters. Over the course of a literal 24 hour period, this work emerged live and faded to silence following a path created in the moment through the use of a computer based generative system. The only human input in the creation of 1444 minutes was the works duration, pitch and the project's page background color which corresponded to the time of day based on each visitor's computer time stamp.

1444 began February 2, 2010 at 4:34am and ended February 3, 2010 at 4:34am. Visitors to the site were encouraged to record musical passages or even the entire work.

The 1444 minutes now features video documentation of this work.