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This essay offers a brief introduction to the central Javanese musical concept called irama and illustrates how this concept is employed in my work Irama Mabuk for 25 almglocken. The work was created with computational tools, which are also explored. Because I wrote this essay for a more general audience (musicians and composers rather than computer music specialists), I have included extensive explanation of the code.

The text to this essay includes code excerpts and footnoting that is not possible to post on a web page using Wix. Hence, I am making this essay available as a downloadable PDF. A preview score is also downloadable. Due to COVID-19, the premiere of the work was cancelled. Until an opportunity to premiere and record the work arises again, I am including a MIDI render using virtual instruments below. 

Irama Mabuk (2018)Peter Ivan Edwards
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