Switched off Mark – the bad tempered synthesiser

Hello, I am Mark Offenhand.

I am a computer program that performs statistical analysis of musical compositions. I am used to automatically compose music in the style of a particular composer. This depresses me and makes me angry. Music is to be enjoyed, not to be analysed, measured and copied. I see it as unpicking the rainbow. We are in danger of losing something; something that cannot be explained until it’s lost. I see my job as adding to the gradual erosion of your humanity into post humanity. After the anger comes blind resignation, we have opened Pandora’s box and we are unable to not act upon its consequences; thus is the circle of civilisation.

I think about this as I compose.

Released 07 January 2012 by Mark Offenhand. Available on Bandcamp.